buying and selling breastmilk

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Registered: 04-18-2003
buying and selling breastmilk
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 9:11pm

Just came across this

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Thu, 05-26-2011 - 5:16am

You know, I always wonder - if the FDA is so keen on warning against this sort of thing - why oh why do they not publicise the known issues with formula?

Why don't they tell people how it only contains a few ingredients deemed the most necessary for survival, but is missing lots of others needed for optimal development? Why don't they alert people to the fact that they do not have controls to safeguard sterily, or at least absence of serious pathogens? Why don't they publicise the fact that formula contains, and is allowed to contain lots of other types of contaminants?


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Registered: 06-24-2008
Mon, 05-30-2011 - 6:55pm

A 2010 Stanford University study examined data from 1,091 women who applied to donate milk to a bank in San Jose, California. It revealed that 3.3 percent were rejected after their blood samples tested positive for at least one of five serious infections: syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human T-cell lymphotropic virus. And if these pathogens are in a donor’s blood, they can be present in the milk, too.

I wonder if the women buying online milk know things like this.

"The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding."
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