Misappropriated Human Milk: Fantasy, Fear, and Fact Regarding Infectious Risk

Barbara B. Warner, MD, FABFM; Amy Sapsford, RD, CSP, LD


NAINR. 2004;4(1) 

In This Article


  • Misappropriation. When an infant is fed human milk from a mother in the nursery other than their own (the wrong mother's milk).

  • The Donor Mother is the mother whose milk was fed to the wrong infant.

  • The Recipient Mother is the mother of the baby who was fed the wrong human milk.

  • The Baby is the baby who received the wrong human milk.


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