Breast milk is now available online. But is it good for baby?

Jeffrey, Nancy; Marquez, Sandra; Klise, Kate; Grimes, Le Datta
June 2005
People;6/13/2005, Vol. 63 Issue 23, p101
Offers a look at services which provides breast milk to new mothers who cannot lactate. Report that there is a growing need for breast milk among parents due to adoption, illness, single fatherhood, and other causes; Profile of Jenn Connel, a cancer survivor and mother of two, who founded the service; View of Connel that breast milk is the healthiest nourishment for newborns; Health benefits of feeding newborns with breast milk, including increased immunity; Comparison of services that provide milk via the Internet with wet-nurses used by mothers throughout history; Potential risk for illness or infection from the use of milk from unknown donors; Description of official breast milk banks which screen donors for diseases.


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