Donna Murray is a registered nurse who holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked in maternal child health for most of her career. Her primary focus is on teaching and health promotion.
Donna has worked in pediatrics, PICU, mother/baby, the Newborn Nursery, the Special Care Nursery, and NICU. She has taught infant care and breastfeeding classes and has been writing about breastfeeding since 2012.
Donna received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with High Honors from Rutgers University and she's a current member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing.
It's so rewarding to work with moms and babies. I have always felt honored to have the chance to watch a new baby come into the world. It doesn’t matter how many times I have seen it; each time is different, and I still get a little emotional. It never gets old. The same thing goes for the first time a baby latches on to breastfeed. I have witnessed it occur immediately after birth in the delivery room, and I have seen it happen after weeks of feeding difficulties in the special care nursery. Whether that first time was easy, or after a long struggle, it is always amazing.
Over the years, I have taken care of so many families who have allowed me to be part of their joy and excitement as they welcome their new little one into their lives. I have been able to care for them, teach them, and support them during a very beautiful and personal time. I consider myself a good teacher, but I know the truth is that they have taught me so much more than I have taught them.
Now, I feel fortunate to be here to support you. Whether you breastfeed exclusively, supplement with formula, or decide not to breastfeed at all, I look forward to helping make your experience as positive as it can be. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with you.
It is a privilege to be part of your journey.