Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds

April 6, 2015 11:00 AM

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MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who buy breast milk online may not always get 100 percent human milk. A new study found about 10 percent of samples tested were contaminated with cow's milk.

"Human milk may be purposely 'topped off' with cow's milk or infant formula, and this could be harmful to babies receiving the purchased milk if they have cow's milk allergy or intolerance," said lead author Sarah Keim, a researcher at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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