Breastfeeding Controversy: The Benefits and Health Risks of Sharing Breast Milk

There is no doubt that breastfeeding is best for babies. If you are a mother, you should seriously think about breastfeeding your baby. There are times that you do not have milk, what do you do? You consider the milk of other mothers for the sake of your baby. You should know that Singaporean mothers expressed their concern for sharing breast milk.


According to the Singapore General Hospital, sharing breast milk may not be good after all. To further discuss this, you can refer to the following:


  • Benefits: Breastfeeding can lead to optimum nutrition. You should know that the composition of breast milk changes continuously to meet the nutritional needs of the baby. Breast milk will serve as the protection of your baby against diarrhoea, allergies and other infections.
  • Health risks: Feeding milk is the bonding time for mother and the baby. When you give your child milk from other mothers, the bonding will not be forged. There are cases that reported bacterial infections after receiving milk from artificial nipples. If the milk is handled from one person to another, the possible of mishandling it is very high. Contamination will occur.

Experts recommend that breastfeeding is still viable for as long as the child or the mother desires. You should careful

ly weigh the benefits and the health risks so you will not regret it at the end of the day. As for Singapore, the government or other agencies should look forward to establishing a milk bank. It is not feasible but one day, there will be one or more here.


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