Date: April 6, 2015

Today, CNBC released a true Buyer Be Ware story on the dangers of purchasing breastmilk online. The repercussions are substantial when buying milk that has not been properly prepared or tested. This purchased milk was ridden with bacteria and diluted with cows milk amongst other harmful practices.

“10 tested samples contained cow’s milk. The contamination could harm babies with dairy intolerance, especially preemies, doctors say. Four of the 102 examined samples also contained cotinine, a chemical compound present in the breast milk of active smokers — and two of those four sellers promised on exchanges that they were non-smokers. Previous tests conducted on the same 102 specimens found more than three-quarters had bacteria, including E.coli, staphylococcus, and streptococcus.”

Continue reading original CNBC article here.