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October 2013

Hillcrest lactation consultant Cheryl Coleman, RN joins us on the blog today to talk about recent national reports of contaiminated breast milk sold online. 

Human milk is the best milk for infants to receive and of course the primary source should be the baby’s own mother.  Milk sharing and wet-nursing are as old as breastfeeding itself, but the Internet has brought this practice to a whole new and often unsafe level.   As recent reports are showing buying breast milk from a total stranger is indeed possible and happening. 

Breast milk, while never sterile, always contains... Read More »