Milk Banks

The Miris HMA™ has been in use in Milk Banks around the world for more than two decades. Originally the analysis was only used to provide NICUs with the nutritional content of the milk. Through out the years this has evolved to also inlude analysis for quality control, categorization of donor milk dependent on nutritional value and even lacto engineering. 

Labeling
Donor milk is  analyzed and labeled with the nutritional values. At the NICU these values enables the clinicians to optimise fortofication of the milk to match the nutritional target set for the individual preterm infant.

Cathegorisation
Donor milk is analysed and categorised based on macronutrient content. This guides the clinicians in how to distribute the milk between the babies in the NICU. The most fragile babies receiving the highest nutritional donor milk.

Lacto Engineering
Donor milk from a specific donor is analyzed for nutritional content. Depending on the amount of energy, protein, fat or carbohydrates in that milk it is pooled together with other donors’ milk to create a tailored pool. The aim can either be to create an average pool so all milk delivered has roughly the same content or to create speciality products such as high protein donor milk  batches. The Miris HMA™ is also used to verify content of speciality products such as defatted milk. 

Quality Control
Donor milk is analyzed to ensure that all milk delivered from the milk bank reaches a set minimum nutritional requirement.

 

Miris Studio™

The Miris team is working closely with milk banks globally. We are happy to share our experience of how human milk analysis could work in your milk bank. We welcome you to join us in Miris Studio™ were we hold live demonstrations of the analysis process and can answer any questions you and your team might have.

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Denise O'Conner, Executive Director and Cynthia Verardi, Operations Director at Mid-Atlantic Mothers' Milk Bank in Pittsburgh

Pauline Sakamoto, Former Executive Director Mothers’ Milk Bank San José, USA.

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Enjoy our series of interviews together with leading experts within neonatal care, nutrition for preterm babies, target fortification and milk banking around the world. New interviews are published regularly.

Enjoy our series of interviews together with leading experts within neonatal care, nutrition for preterm babies, target fortification and milk banking around the world. New interviews are published regularly.

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