Published On: Fri, Apr 28th, 2017

OMG! Breast Milk Being Sold Online. Beware. FDA Warns, May Be Contaminated (Part II)

OMG! Breast Milk Being Sold Online. Beware. FDA Warns, May Be Contaminated (Part I)

However, FDA has expressed its concern too and has warned people to be away from milk-trading websites as there is an increased risk of contamination by disease or drugs. It is strongly urged not to feed babies with the donated human milk over the internet.

Prolacta Bioscience CEO Scott Elster said human milk should be tested for drugs of abuse, nicotine and other adulterants.

The Prolacta Bioscience company is based in City of Industry and uses human milk to make fortifiers. It buys at the rate of $1 per ounce from women. Its products are praised and expensive too, at $200 to $300 for a one-day supply. It replaces fortifiers made of cow’s milk, which is learned to be increasing the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis.

OMG! Breast Milk Being Sold Online. Beware. FDA Warns, May Be Contaminated (Part I)

Meanwhile, a data will work like an eye opener. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said just a fifth of babies in America were breast fed in early 1970s and today the figure stands at more than 80 percent. So, the premature infants are at more health advantages era.

People have termed the human milk as magical food or liquid gold. Sometimes it looks like everyone is in need of this food like Mothers’ Milk Bank, high-tech pharmaceutical companies and your neighbor too as supplement to her baby’s diet.

About the Author

- Paul Linus is an eminent online journalist who has been writing news, features and editorials on different websites from across the world for about a decade.

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