Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Human Milk 4 Human Babies

Eats on Feets has changed its name to the more globally accessible "Human Milk 4 Human Babies."

This is the same network that it has been, an online network based around the idea that families can make the informed choice to share human milk amongst themselves. "Breast milk is not a scarce commodity, it's a free-flowing resource," says Emma Kwasnica, the very same woman through whom I myself made the connections to give a little extra milk to a baby in need.

It's just as easy to use as ever. Start here:

And click on your local chapter, whether you are looking to offload a surplus of milk or you need some human milk for your human baby.

"Informed choice" means that the parties involved do whatever screening they'd like and ask for whatever information they need. Many mothers provide their bloodwork from the beginning of pregnancy to prove that they are free of certain diseases. Specific dietary concerns may be addressed.

Point being...if you've been involved, stay involved. If not, and you'd like to, go ahead and get started!

I can answer a lot of questions about this wonderful endeavor. However, it is the policy of the HM4HB network not to give out medical advice on behalf of the network.

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