Nutritional Must-Have or Bacterial Brew?

milk-sharingThe Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics both warn women not to feed babies breast milk acquired directly from individuals or through the internet, but are new moms listening? At least two popular websites buy and re-sell the precious elixir, but a recent study shows that at least 75% of samples contained unacceptable levels of disease-causing bacteria.

Consider this:It’s a bodily fluid just like blood. Would you transfuse your newborn with untested red cells from a mom you’ve never met? Read this informative post from NBC News and get the facts.

 

 

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Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.


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