Saturday, September 3, 2011

So valuable, they're giving it away

"As evidence has mounted that breast milk is healthier than formula, so, too, has the popularity of selling and donating human milk, said Summer Cassidy, a nurse and lactation educator at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. While professional milk banks have established their own standards to help ensure that their supplies are safe, online breast milk networks and advertising have also emerged virtually without regulation, though the Food and Drug Administration warns against using milk procured online."

Read more about the ALGH program here.

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