Internet Breast Milk is Unsafe for Babies (+video)

Photo Credit: Nationwide Children’s HospitalA study led by Dr. Sarah A. Keim from the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and colleagues found that 75 percent of breast milk acquired over the internet is not safe for babies according to their report in the Oct. 21, 2013, issue of the journal Pediatrics.

This research is the first to examine the safety and practices used by nonprofit milk banks and individuals that sell breast milk on the internet.

The investigators compared 101 breast milk samples bought online with 20 samples obtained from a milk bank.


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