Thursday, May 04, 2006

Article: Money - Human milk now for sale in O.C.: "Human milk now for sale in O.C.
With help from a Southern California company, breastfeeding mothers can donate extra milk to feed premature babies.
The Orange County Register
A whole new market for breast milk
"Every Friday morning, Dani Dawson brings her baby boy to a Mommy and Me class along with their gift for other babies - a few extra ounces of her breast milk....Dawson donates her milk at the Birth Connection in Fullerton, which houses one of two new milk depots in Orange County. At the depots, breastfeeding moms can donate milk to feed premature or sick babies whose own mothers are unable to nurse. "It's the least I can do," said Dawson, 28, of Placentia. "I would encourage other moms to do it. Jakob can share," she says of her 2-month-old.
he milk depots, financed by Prolacta Bioscience, a Monrovia-based human-milk processing company, represent the first time human milk has been sold in Orange County...."

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