WakeMed’s Mother’s Milk Bank was recently featured in a news story by Fox Wilmington about the increasing demand for “human milk for human babies”. The milk bank is one of the most established on the East Coast and one of only 10 in the country. Thousands of babies have benefited from the program. WakeMed collects nearly 24,000 ounces a month and ships out about 20,000 ounces. While the demand for milk is high, WakeMed’s priority is helping babies with special needs.