Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions currently in effect.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Follow the Milk

What happens to the milk once it is donated?

Our Process:

Milk Bank donate Step 1: Donation

Moms donate their frozen milk. Milk Bank lab testing Step 2: Lab Testing

A sample from each donation is sent to the lab for testing. Milk Bank pooling Step 3: Pooling

Thawed milk from multiple donors is pooled together. Milk Bank Homogenization Step 4: Homogenization

Milk is homogenized/mixed several times to ensure fat is uniformly distributed throughout the milk. Milk Bank Pouring Step 5: Pouring

Milk is poured into tamper evident, BPA-free bottles. Milk Bank Pasteurizing Step 6: Pasteurizing

Bottles are heated to 62.5°C for 30 minutes to kill viruses and bacteria. Milk Bank More Lab Testing Step 7: More Lab Testing

Another sample of pasteurized milk is sent to the lab for testing. This ensures the absence of potentially harmful bacteria. Milk Bank Freezing Step 8: Freezing

Pasteurized milk is kept at -20°C until it is dispensed to hospitals and outpatients for use.

Contact Us

WakeMed Mothers' Milk Bank
1900 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518
Map & Directions

Fax: 919-350-8923



9 am to 4 pm
Monday – Friday
Closed Weekends & Major Holidays


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