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July 14th 2014:Informal Milk Sharing in the Modern Age

Throughout history, mothers with an abundance of milk have shared it with those in need. Although aggressive marketing by the infant formula industry has convinced many that the artificial product is more convenient than and at least as good as human milk, research continues to prove otherwise. However, while the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) continues to add member milk banks, the need for human milk across the continent and the globe outpaces their ability to provide it. The "human babies need human milk ... [a] free-flowing resource ... to survive" led Emma Kwasni

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Emma Kwasnica

Emma Kwasnica is a Montreal-based activist and owner of the popular Facebook group "Informed Choice: Birth and Beyond." In 2010, in response to the news that an online health guru was planning to market his own brand of powdered infant formula, Emma founded Human Milk 4 Human Babies ( as a global network to support "informed milksharing" so that babies could realize their "birthright to be nourished exclusively with human milk." Emma's efforts to normalize breastfeeding images in social media has generated a great deal of media attention and recently influenced Facebook to change its photo policy and allow breastfeeding photos. Emma lives in M
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