An Ethical Dilemma: Should Recommending Antenatal Expressing and Storing of Colostrum Continue? - Abstract
Forster et al. , contend that the practice of recommending antenatal expressing and storing of colostrum by mothers with Type 1 diabetes should cease until its efficacy can be tested in a randomised controlled trial (RCT). This contention raises an ethical dilemma. To undertake a RCT, researchers would require a control group of mothers who would not be educated about how to express and store their colostrum.