Breast milk purchased online may be topped with cow’s milk, study finds

April 6, 2015 10:40 AM

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Breast milk purchased online may be topped with cow’s milk, study finds

Ten percent of breast milk samples purchased online have added cow’s milk or formula— which may pose health risks to babies with allergies and expose children to infectious disease— reveals a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

A team led by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, including researchers from The Ohio State University and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, purchased and tested 102 samples of breast milk advertised on milk-sharing websites. They found that all purchases contained human milk, but 11 also c...

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