The Star Ledger published an article about mother’s who are unable to nurse and are turning to online websites to find other women willing to share their breast milk. Sites such as milkshare.birthingforlife.com have grown in popularity as they connect families and provide information on milk sharing.
“We now recognize that human milk is far more than just good nutrition. It supports growth and the development of a growing infant,” said Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, Head of Adolescent Medicine at Cooper and a member of the executive committee for the section of breast-feeding for the American Academy of Pediatrics. “I unequivocally do not recommend casual sharing of human milk. I do recommend donor milk in situations when a mother can’t or should not give her baby her own milk; but that donor milk should be acquired through a donor milk bank.”