Is Breast Milk Bought Online Contaminated?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – A study of breast milk bout online found 75 percent of the samples were contaminated with bacteria, which could cause illness.
The study, performed by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, analyzed 101 samples bought online from websites selling breast milk, and compared them to 20 samples from a local milk bank. Bacteria ranging from salmonella to fecal matter were found in 75 percent of the milk bought online; 17 percent of the milk contained high levels of bacteria. Researchers concluded the bacteria were indicative of poor collection, storage, and shipping practices.
For more information, go to: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/news-room-articles/study-shows-buying-breast-milk-online-is-likely-to-cause-illness-in-infants?contentid=121325
SOURCE: Pediatrics, October 2013
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