When I discovered I was pregnant with my daughter, I knew I wanted to give her the benefits of breast milk. However, due to complications during and post-delivery, I was unable to nurse her right away. The nurses at the hospital told me about the opportunity to use donor milk and, within the hour, I was able to feed my daughter using the donor milk the hospital provided. We continued to use donor milk exclusively for one week until I was able to begin nursing and then as a supplement for two additional weeks while I built up my supply. I am so grateful to the moms who made the time and effort to donate their milk, giving my daughter a wonderful alternative to formula!