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Dangers of ordering breast milk online
Some mothers who have trouble breastfeeding buy milk from other mothers online.
A new study highlights some potential dangers.
Researchers compared breast milk bought online with those from a community milk bank.
They found more bacteria, including staph and strep.
And 21 % of the online samples were positive for the CMV virus - which can cause neurological effects.
Before buying breast milk doctors suggest talking with others in the same situation.
Dr. Michelle Medina/Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital: "Talk to your physician, think about a lactation specialist, think about breastfeeding groups, I mean if you want to talk with somebody who is actually having the same struggles think about joining a group and seeing it face to face and talking to somebody and sitting with them."
The FDA doesn't regulate breast milk but says, it's good practice to buy from a trusted source that screens donors and takes other safety precautions.