Our Process

A woman calls with extra milk to donate

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The donor completes a 4 step screening process. The last step is a blood test.

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Milk arrives at the NYMB.

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Every bag is inspected.

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Milk is gently thawed at room temperature for 4 hours.

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Milk is squeezed out of bags after being gently thawed.

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Milk continues to thaw in a large glass cookie jar defrosting overnight in a refrigerator.

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Milk is stirred in the morning to make sure it is defrosted and homogenized.


After homogenizing it is poured into bottles.

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Milk is quickly capped.

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Bottles are placed in a cage and submerged for pasteurization.


Our ACE pasteurizer has handled over 200,000 of milk in less than 2 years.

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One bottle is randomly selected and sent to a lab to be tested for bacteria.

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The finished product!

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Frozen and placed in our inventory.

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To be given to a baby in need.