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Wednesday, July 25, 2007The Orange County Register is running a story this week about the International Breast Milk Project.
From the article:
April Brown strives to make a difference — even as a stay-at-home nursing mom.
Brown, who breast feeds her one-year-old daughter Bailey Mae, opened the organization's California chapter.
"It doesn't cost anything (to start a chapter) and it's a great cause to help," she said.
Brown has a personal connection to the nonprofit. Her mom, Elena Medo — the CEO and founder of Prolacta Bioscience — partnered with the International Breast Milk Project through her company to fortify human breast milk, needed for preterm babies to grow.
Unfortunately, while the article does include information on the donation process, there is no mention of the fact that Prolacta and the IMBP ship just 25% of collected milk to Africa. (You may recall that the IMBP announced this policy after I questioned their practices here on the Lactivist this past May.)
I wrote a letter to the journalist who wrote the article and left my own comments on the OC Register site, but I will say that it disappoints me (though it doesn't surprise me) to see a news story failing to disclose the actual amount of milk being shipped to Africa.
Labels: Milk Banking and Sharing