New York Times Op-Ed Contributor, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, says it well:
We also need more public-awareness campaigns run by the milk banks and the hospitals that rely on them. Even if they have the capacity to do so, lots of women aren’t even aware that they can donate milk. Hospitals and milk banks need to spread the word on how to donate to milk banks and the tremendous help this milk can be to N.I.C.U.s and premature babies.
If you have an abundance of breastmilk, donating your milk to another mom is such a gift. Studies show that babies in the NICU (neonatal intensive care) are less sick and leave the NICU sooner when given breastmilk.