Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Amsterdam Milk Bank chosen over HM4HB due to screening concerns

News item on Radio Netherlands interviews woman who wanted to donate breastmilk and chose a new milk bank at the Amsterdam VU University over Human Milk 4 Human Babies, because, says the reporter, she was "suspicious (of HM4HB) because the donors aren't medically screened." The photo with the item is supplied by VU Medical Centre. The reporter didn't interview anyone from HM4HB but interviewed the mom, someone from UNICEF, and a milk bank researcher who says "we know that breastmilk is good for premature babies, but donor milk is pasteurised and frozen. We want to investigate whether it still has advantages over infant formula milk." The mom no longer donates - her baby is eight months old and she continues to breastfeed but she's gone back to work and doesn't have time to express extra milk.

Breast milk: a matter of supply and demand | Radio Netherlands Worldwide: Breast milk: a matter of supply and demand
Published on : 7 December 2011 - 3:05pm | By Belinda van Steijn (Photo: VU Medical Centre)
More about: breast feeding Children's rights Dutch medical research
“I’m looking for breast milk for my baby because my own is dropping off now I’ve gone back to work.” It’s one of many similar messages on Facebook. There’s a lively trade in breast milk on the internet. Breast milk networks, milk banks and individuals are working hard to match up supply and demand...

Arizona-based Eats on Feets reports dozens of attempts to access #humanmilk from fetishists

Arizona's Eats on Feets milksharing organization reports they keep a list of 100 users they've blocked because they suspect men, breast-milk fetishists, are behind the requests.
As demand for breast milk grows, so does number of male buyers - CBS 5 - KPHO: As demand for breast milk grows, so does number of male buyers

Updated: Dec 02, 2011 9:20 PM MST
By Lindsey Reiser
With cold and flu season in full swing, a certain something only a mother can give is in high demand. It's not a little TLC - it's breast milk. But local organizations that help meet this demand have to filter out requests that may have more nefarious purposes...

Denver Mothers' Milk Bank, Prolacta vie for Utah #humanmilk donations

Further coverage of Prolacta's move into Utah to obtain milk for its human milk fortifier product, at the expense of donations to the non-profit Denver Mothers' Milk Bank, says director Laraine Lockhart Borman.
Competition for breast milk stirs up concerns
Scripps Howard News Service

Salt Lake Tribune


A California company is eyeing Utah for its abundance of notoriously health-conscious, breast-feeding moms....

IBMP/Prolacta donate 10,000 ounces to SA - when will SA milk banks be self-sufficient?

So, how is that project going, the one that will help South Africa's human milk banks be self-sufficient. South African Milk for South African Babies....
International Breast Milk Project Donates 2,500 Bottles of Breast Milk to AIDS-stricken... -- NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --: International Breast Milk Project Donates 2,500 Bottles of Breast Milk to AIDS-stricken Babies in South Africa

Organization calls on US mothers to donate milk for next shipment
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- [MEDIAGLOBAL NEWS] The US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Prolacta Bioscience and Quick International Courier in a joint humanitarian effort delivered 10,000 ounces (2,500 bottles) of donor breast milk to be utilized by premature, sick and orphaned infants in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa....