A woman calls with extra milk to donate.
The donor completes a 4 step screening process. The last step is a blood test.
Milk arrives at the NYMB.
Every bag is inspected.
Milk is gently thawed at room temperature.
Milk is squeezed out of bags after being gently thawed.
After homogenizing it is poured into bottles.
Milk is quickly capped.
Bottles are placed in a cage and submerged for pasteurization.
Our Sterifeed pasteurizer has handled over 800,000 of milk in less than 5 years.
Pasteurized milk is then tested in our Miris Human Milk Analyzer for energy, fat, carbohydrate, and protein content using a small sample volume.
One bottle is randomly selected and sent to a lab to be tested for bacteria.
The finished product!
Frozen and placed in our inventory.
To be given to a baby in need.