Milk Bank: Brazil Leads World

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Relatively rare in much of the world, donating breast milk is common in Brazil, where the network of milk banks works in much the same way as blood banks — testing, sorting, and storing milk used mostly to feed premature infants in neo-natal units. “Brazil is the world leader in milk bank development,” said Dr. Lisa Hammer, a University More...

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On September 10, 2014
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On September 9, 2014
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On June 5, 2014
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On April 6, 2014
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On April 5, 2014
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On February 10, 2014
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On February 9, 2014
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On January 10, 2014
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