Human Milk Sharing, Selling and Donation: Legal and Ethical Angles
Learning Areas:Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Explain the different rationales for regulating human milk as a tissue, fluid, or food. Define at least two health risks associated with sales or donation of human milk. Identify three practice-guiding documents for healthcare workers to use when consulting families about the use of shared/donated human milk.
Keyword(s): Breastfeeding, Ethics
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a lawyer (since 1983) and practicing IBCLC (since 1997) with expertise in criminal and administrative law, professional ethics, and conflicts-of-interest. I have written a text book, and chapters in other texts, about legal and ethical issues for the IBCLC. I am a board-level leader in my international professional association, a national breastfeeding promotion and policy organization, and a continental non-profit donor human milk banking assocation.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes
|Name of Organization||Clinical/Research Area||Type of relationship|
|Jones & Bartlett Publishers||breastfeeding ethics/law||royalties on book sales in this topic area|
|United States Breastfeeding Committee||breastfeeding advocacy||Advisory Committee/Board|
|Human Milk Banking Assn of North America||non-profit human milk banking||Advisory Committee/Board|
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.