Have you ever thought about sharing the extra milk in your freezer? Or found yourself scoping one of the online milk sharing groups when you’ve come face-to-face with supplementation?
During this episode, Heather and Maureen dive into Community Milk Sharing. Direct parent-to-parent sharing of human milk carries a lot of stigma in the medical community, and we don’t see a lot of guidance for parents on how to do this safely. This week the Milk Minute reviews medical and ethical concerns, practical tips, donor interviews, milk pasteurization, and more!
Listener Question: I just read that exclusively breastfed babies should take iron supplements after 4 months. Is this something most exclusively breastfed babies take?
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Study 1: Buying human milk via the internet: just a click away.
Study 2: Cow’s Milk Contamination in Breastmilk Sold Online
Study 3: Psychosocial Dimensions of Milk Sharing
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Guidelines on Milk Sharing
ABM Clinical Protocol #8: Human Milk Storage Information for Home Use for Full-Term Infants, Revised 2017
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