Breast Milk and Donor Screening

Sharing breast milk with another mother’s baby is thought to be safe when taking precautions to make sure that the mother is well screened. Some diseases can be transmitted through breast milk, like HIV and Syphilis.

Precaution that a family receiving breast milk can take:

DO reject breast milk from sellers/donors that you feel uncomfortable with, live an unhealthy lifestyle, do not have complete medical health history or who refuse to get blood-work done.

When purchasing breast milk your seller should be carefully screened and tested. They should be in good health, not using illegal drugs, and not consuming alcohol the day of pumping.

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