Milk sharing: boon or biohazard?

February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 3, pE155
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the benefits and risk of breat milk sharing through milk banks in Canada. It states that only one milk bank in Canada remained open after the government closed the other banks because of its capability to transmit diseases such as HIV infection. It says that medical professionals advise mothers to consult health professionals for proper checking of their milk before it could be shared.


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