Thursday, September 30, 2004

Breast milk helps sick kids

Royal City Record Now
By Christina Myers - Record Reporter
"Thirty years ago, a young child became very sick. He wasn't growing properly, was having gastrointestinal problems and couldn't eat or keep food down. Doctors at the then-B.C. Children's Hospital tried a number of interventions, but nothing worked. Finally, they decided to give the child breast milk - not from his own mother, since he was no longer an infant and her milk had long since stopped coming - but milk donated by another mother. The child began to thrive and and soon got better...."