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    I have and would continue to use someone elses ebm! I have given my milk to friends and they have shared with me. I didn't know this was a particularly weird thing to do! I knew some people find breastfeeding other peoples babies wrong (another thing I've done lol) butt wasn't aware simply using someone elses milk in a bottle would be regarded as a bad or unsafe option.

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    How many of us screen ourselves regularly, or test every tin of formula for contamination? Anyone can pick up anything from public toilets, trolleys, money, park benches, or anywhere else we may have been. Yet we probably wouldn't think twice about it unless we were really hit with something.

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    Formula.

    There is a risk of transmitting serious infectious diseases (e.g., HIV) through breast milk. The risk is low, but I wouldn't feel comfortable chancing it. Even if the donor believes they are disease free they may still carry something without being aware of it.

    On the 'avert.org' website (about HIV and AIDS) it states that the government advice for HIV positive mothers in high income countries is to avoid breastfeeding, as the risk of transmitting HIV is higher than the risk of feeding formula. In the UK (and I believe USA) HIV positive mothers can be prevented from breastfeeding, and charged with endangering their child if they persist.

    I realise this may sound very dramatic, but some people have mentioned that the risks of feeding formula outweigh the risks of disease through EBM, and I just wanted to point out that in a developed country with clean water and facilities, the government states that the reverse is true.

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    Sorry - should have also added this (from FDA website):

    FDA recommends against feeding your baby breast milk acquired directly from individuals or through the InternetWhen human milk is obtained directly from individuals or through the Internet, the donor is unlikely to have been adequately screened for infectious disease or contamination risk. In addition, it is not likely that the human milk has been collected, processed, tested or stored in a way that reduces possible safety risks to the baby.

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    I'd use EBM as a first option if I knew the donor had been screened for communicable diseases and was a non-drinker/smoker. Otherwise I wouldn't chance it and so would opt for formula if it was just a one off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    I would go with my friend's EBM in a heartbeat.

    It's not weird to me at all, it's just milk
    same here. i also have no problems cross nursing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    Formula.

    There is a risk of transmitting serious infectious diseases (e.g., HIV) through breast milk. The risk is low, but I wouldn't feel comfortable chancing it. Even if the donor believes they are disease free they may still carry something without being aware of it.

    On the 'avert.org' website (about HIV and AIDS) it states that the government advice for HIV positive mothers in high income countries is to avoid breastfeeding, as the risk of transmitting HIV is higher than the risk of feeding formula. In the UK (and I believe USA) HIV positive mothers can be prevented from breastfeeding, and charged with endangering their child if they persist.

    I realise this may sound very dramatic, but some people have mentioned that the risks of feeding formula outweigh the risks of disease through EBM, and I just wanted to point out that in a developed country with clean water and facilities, the government states that the reverse is true.
    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    Sorry - should have also added this (from FDA website):

    FDA recommends against feeding your baby breast milk acquired directly from individuals or through the InternetWhen human milk is obtained directly from individuals or through the Internet, the donor is unlikely to have been adequately screened for infectious disease or contamination risk. In addition, it is not likely that the human milk has been collected, processed, tested or stored in a way that reduces possible safety risks to the baby.
    Yet the rate of infant death in the USA is double for FF infants.

    eta, I just wanted to add that no, I don't think a once off bottle of formula is going to double the risk to the baby I just don't think the FDA always give out the best advice.

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    if i had a friend offer id use the EBM but if they hadnt offered i wouldnt ask and would then use the formula

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    I'd definitely use the ebm

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    What would you prefer? Ebm from another human? Or modified and chemicalised ebm from a cow?

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