Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow’s Milk
By Tara Haelle
MONDAY, Apr 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents who buy breast divert online competence not always get 100 percent tellurian milk. A new investigate found about 10 percent of samples tested were infested with cow’s milk.
“Human divert competence be intentionally ‘topped off’ with cow’s divert or tot formula, and this could be damaging to babies receiving a purchased divert if they have cow’s milk allergy or intolerance,” pronounced lead author Sarah Keim, a researcher during Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
“For other babies, cow’s divert is not endorsed as a primary source of nourishment since it does not yield finish nourishment for tellurian infants,” Keim said.
For a study, published online Apr 6 in a biography Pediatrics, researchers bought 102 samples of advertised tellurian divert online and tested a DNA in any one. They found that 10 samples contained during slightest 10 percent of cow’s milk.
The investigate authors remarkable that earning income for breast divert competence motivate sellers to supplement cow’s divert to boost their divert volume, though buyers can't customarily exam a milk.
“There unequivocally is no approach a primogenitor can tell if a divert they buy online is protected and high-quality,” Keim said. “Given a risks, it is not a good thought to feed your baby divert we squeeze online.”
In a prior study, Keim and her colleagues found that breast divert samples bought online contained potentially damaging levels of germ and tested certain for a pathogen called cytomegalovirus.
Kim Updegrove, boss of a Human Milk Banking Association of North America, pronounced purchasing divert outward of standardised tellurian divert banks is risky.
“When we have financial inducement and we have women who competence be unfortunate or competence not know any better, we have a risk of removing something along with a divert we are purchasing,” she said.
“It is critical to extol relatives who wish to do what’s best for their babies, though to remind them that it’s a physique fluid, and physique fluids can be dangerous,” Updegrove said.
Besides cytomegalovirus, breast divert purchased online competence enclose viruses such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, pronounced Dr. Susan Landers, a neonatologist in Austin, Texas. Breast divert donations during regulated divert banks are tested for these viruses, and deserted if they exam positive.