Breast milk sharing among friends, relatives likely increasing, but still risky

28 abril 2015

A new study offers insight into the attitudes around the growing – and unregulated – practice of breast milk sharing. Results indicate that friends and relatives are sharing breast milk with each other, but that many may not be aware of the risks, even when the milk is from someone they know. The study also found that healthcare practitioners are being left out of the milk-sharing dialogue– and that there are untapped opportunities to encourage women to donate desperately needed, extra breast milk for premature babies.