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Experts warn against purchasing breast milk online

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Health experts are warning parents to be cautious about purchasing breast milk from others after a recent study found disease-causing bacteria in samples.

UAB lactation expert Sylvia Edwards says if the breast milk isn't your own or isn't properly screened, you shouldn't use it because there are too many risks for your baby.

One of the concerns is how the milk is handled and store.

"There are all kinds of possibilities, like if [the donor] didn't use clean equipment or if her pumps weren't clean," Edwards said.

Reporter Sherea Harris will have more on this story on FOX6 News at 10.

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