How milk banks keep donated breast milk safe for babies, part 2

In the first part of this post, we reviewed what breast milk banks are and how they help provide infants with nourishment in many cases.

To keep infants safe, milk banks screen and test milk from donors before passing it along to the hospitals that administer the milk.

What can make donated breast milk unsafe?

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How milk banks keep donated breast milk safe for babies, part 1

Like the generous individuals who donate blood, bone marrow or organs, those who donate breast milk can improve the lives of those in need — in this case, premature babies and other newborns with health issues, like allergies or digestive problems, that might depend on donated breast milk.

In 2009, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

States killing the most animals for food – USA Today The United States consumes the most meat per capita of any nation in the world. As of 2009, Americans consumed an […]

Tox Tuesday: Drug use and breast milk

Growing by approximately 74 million people per year, the United Nations’ World Population Prospects estimates that the world will reach nine billion people by 2040. At the same time, drug use, both legal and recreational, is also expected to continue to grow, including use among women of childbearing age.

This is based on the most […]