For babies, not hangovers
Last week, I thought “what a waste” while reading about Burning Man attendees who made lattes from expressed breast milk. Then the Sept. 11 Metro article “‘Liquid gold’ aids tiny, fragile babies” helped explain why. It’s reassuring that research is affirming a practice — using donated breast milk instead of formula in neonatal intensive care units — that I recall being somewhat controversial when I was a pediatrics resident in the 1990s. I doubt, however, that it is much good as a hangover cure.
Patricia Hough, Frederick