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Public Mothers' Milk Bank

The Public Mothers’ Milk Bank provides pasteurized milk with a recognized nutritional value to babies born at 32 weeks or earlier treated at the following hospitals:

  • Hôpital de Fleurimont (CHUS)
  • Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
  • Centre universitaire de santé McGill (site Glen)
  • Centre mère-enfant du CHUQ
  • CHU mère-enfant Sainte-Justine
  • Hôpital général juif

Héma-Québec provides optimal-quality mother’s milk by pasteurizing it, following a rigorous donor selection process and conducting laboratory tests.

  • Donors are tested for syphilis, hepatitis B (HBSAg and anti-HBc) and C (anti-HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (anti-HIV 1/2) and human T-lymphotropic virus I and II (anti-HTLV I/II). Nucleic acid testing (NAT) is also performed for hepatitis B and C, and human immunodeficiency virus (HCV/HBV/HIV-1).
  • A sterility test is performed on the milk after pasteurization and before freezing to ensure that the product is free of all microbial contaminants.

The final product is distributed in sterile polypropylene bottles containing no phthalate or bisphenol A.

To find out more, refer to the information insert.

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