Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • 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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