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Sharing of Breastmilk Among Mothers, Including Online Purchasing

May 6, 20159 min
"Milk-sharing" is the term used to describe the process of donating or selling breast milk to other families, but is it a good idea?Mothers who can't produce breast milk sometimes look to others for their child's early meals.Using breast milk to feed your newborn has been proven to be healthier than using formula.Some people will turn to the internet to buy milk that they can't produce.Some breast milk could be doing more harm than good for babies' health, according to a new study.Of 101 samples purchased anonymously, nearly three-quarters of the samples contained bacteria that could make a baby sick.Kristi Watterberg, MD is here today to discuss the trend of sharing breast milk and to address the Internet trend so many people are turning to when they can't produce milk themselves.

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