Prolacta honors and values breastfeeding mothers and their committment to the health of babies

Where Does Your Donated Milk Go?

Where Does Donated Milk Go?

Medical Review

• Donor undergoes medical and social screening
• Donor must provide written approval from her doctor and her baby’s pediatrician

Blood Testing and DNA Sample

• Donor is tested for HIV-1 & 2, HTLV I & II, HBV, HCV, and syphilis
• DNA sample taken to create fingerprint of donor so milk can be verified once received at Prolacta

Donor Milk Shipment to Prolacta

• Donor is supplied with storage bags, freezer bricks, an insulated cooler and a prepaid FedEx shipping label
• Donor ships frozen milk to Prolacta

Raw Milk Testing

• DNA matching for assured donor identification; B. cereus screening, adulteration and drugs of abuse testing

Processing and Pasteurization

• Viral screening using PCR testing for the presence of HIV-1, HBV and HCV
• Microbiological testing at multiple points in the process
• Donor milk is formulated into fortifier or standardized human milk products then pasteurized following the standards of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance set by the FDA


• Product is filled into high density polyethylene bottles (BPA free), and frozen Final Product Testing


Final Product Testing

• Microbiological screening is conducted: Aerobic count, B. cereus, E. coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas, coliforms, S. aureus, yeast and mold
• Full nutritional analysis is performed

Labeling and Packaging

• Product is labeled with lot specific nutritional values, “use by” date and product lot number
• Color specific labeling for safe storage, mixing and administration

Quality Review

• Product is quarantined until all data are reviewed, verified and approved by Quality Assurance
• Final verification against product specifications for quality assurance


• Frozen product is shipped to hospitals in insulated coolers with dry ice

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