What You Need to Know About Sharing Breast Milk

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Cynthia Ramnarace on Aug 13, 2009 at 2:09PM

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2. Who uses donated breast milk and how?

a Cynthia Ramnarace on Aug 13, 2009 at 2:07PM

Doctors may recommend sharing when it comes to preemies, who often benefit from breast milk. Their delicate digestive systems may not be able to handle baby formula, and the immune-boosting compounds in breast milk can help them thrive. Other reasons moms may need to use donated milk? Some new moms don't produce enough milk, are too sick to breastfeed after giving birth, or take medications that could be passed to their babies.

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