For babies, not hang­overs

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

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

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