The American Academy of Pediatrics and the FDA now suggest not using breast milk directly from a donor or the internet because of the safety risks.
But there are other options. Doctors suggests using milk from a milk bank because it undergoes additional safety measures and is pasteurized to ensure safety.
The Human Milk Banking Association of North America is recognized as a safer option for breast milk needs compared to online communities.
A new study found milk bought online through social media sites is more than twice as likely to be contaminated with infection-causing bacteria than milk from milk banks.
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