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The Milk Fairy is proud to share our strict protocols and safety measures in our freeze-drying process. Ensuring the health and safety of your baby is paramount, especially when it comes to freeze-drying breast milk. The Milk Fairy prioritises safety and quality in our processes, making us a trustworthy choice for this delicate task.

What is the Importance of Strict Protocols in Freeze-Drying Breast Milk

Freeze-drying technology is well-established, but handling breast milk requires strict protocols to ensure safety. Although a mother’s own breast milk is not regulated by the TGA, The Milk Fairy is leading the way in establishing standards in this area. This commitment includes thorough testing of the milk before and after freeze-drying to ensure it is free from harmful bacteria. The Milk Fairy is unique in taking these extra precautions, setting a high standard in collaboration with microbiology experts.

How Does The Milk Fairy’s Freeze-Drying Process Work?

Freeze-drying, also known as sublimation, is a globally recognised method for preserving food and pharmaceuticals. This process keeps the product completely frozen while removing its water content through controlled heating and vacuuming, preserving the quality and longevity of the product. The Milk Fairy uses this method for breast milk, ensuring it remains frozen during the process and transforms into a powdered form while retaining all its nutrients.

Ensuring the Safety and Quality of Freeze-Dried Breast Milk

The Milk Fairy collaborates with top scientists and manufacturing partners, adhering to strict protocols in food production and laboratory research. We are the only breast milk freeze-drying service that conducts extensive pre-production testing to ensure no harmful bacteria are present in the milk.

Why is Bacterial Testing Crucial for Freeze-Drying Breast Milk?

Freeze-drying preserves the original state of the product, including nutrients and taste, but does not include a ‘kill step’ to eliminate harmful bacteria. This is particularly important because when manufacturing with a raw material like breast milk, there is no killing step before packaging. Infants, especially those with underdeveloped immune systems, are at higher risk from bacterial contamination. Therefore, rigorous testing both before and after processing is essential to ensure the milk remains safe for consumption. This step is crucial to assure the safety of your milk for years to come, preserving beneficial bacteria and essential nutrients while ensuring it is free from harmful contaminants.

Maintaining the Highest Standards in Processing and Packaging

The Milk Fairy operates within federal and state guidelines, follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and incorporates laboratory testing for every customer order. Our facility is dedicated to freeze-drying production and breast milk laboratory testing, ensuring in-depth scientific research and development.

Comprehensive Safety Measures in the Freeze-Drying Process

From start to finish, The Milk Fairy implements strict safety measures, including temperature checks upon arrival, bacterial testing with specialised plates, dedicated freeze-drying chambers, and sterile laminar hood packaging. Each step is meticulously logged and monitored to adhere to safety standards. While a mother’s own breast milk is not regulated by the FDA, The Milk Fairy is committed to setting high standards in the breast milk freeze-drying industry, ensuring safety and quality for all our customers.

At The Milk Fairy, we understand the profound bond between a mother and her child, and we are honoured to play a part in nurturing that connection. By meticulously preserving the essence of your breast milk, we ensure that your baby receives the very best, no matter where life takes you. Trust in our expertise and dedication to safeguarding your precious milk, so you can focus on what truly matters—cherishing those tender moments with your little one. Your journey is our priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

All our love!

The Milk Fairy x

Tiana Demetriou

Tiana Demetriou, is a co-founder of The Milk Fairy and a full-time mother.