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Ethical Concerns in Human Milk Exchange

by Naomi Bar-Yam, PhD, MSW
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 E-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
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Today, there are multiple forms of human milk exchange: non profit milk banks; for profit companies selling human milk products; private milk sales; private milk donation. Milk exchange in all its forms raises numerous ethical concerns that we as a society must begin to address: assuring safety of milk for those receiving it; protection of mothers and babies supplying milk; allocating a scarce resource, making this resource less scarce.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Identify four forms of milk exchange prevalent today
Objective 2:Identify four ethical concerns of human milk exchange
Objective 3: List historic and medical precedents to help address these concerns
Objective 4: Describe the role of payment for milk in ethical and medical issues in milk exchange

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