Sharing a mother's love

Women who donate to breast milk banks are saving babies’ lives

Posted: July 16, 2014 at 1:59 a.m.

Jessica Donahue (right) oversees the milk depot at the Baptist Health Expressly For You Store, where mothers like Darby Beranek and baby Lucinda drop off their excess breast milk to be shipped to Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas for pasteurization.

Darby Beranek's deep freeze overflows with tiny packets of magic elixir, grouped in larger zip-close bags. At first she was elated by how quickly her stash multiplied. But she only has one freezer, and she only has one baby.

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