Deaths of 3 infants at Pennsylvania hospital linked to preparation of donor breast milk, officials say

(CNN)The preparation of donor breast milk has been linked to the deaths of three babies at a Pennsylvania hospital, officials said Friday. “Since September 30, we have changed this process, and have been using single-use equipment to measure and administer donor breast milk,” Hartle said. “We have had no new cases of infants becoming ill from pseudomonas in the (neonatal intensive care unit) since making this change.” The Pennsylvania Department of Health visited Geisinger Medical Center on October 18 and cited the hospital for not having a written policy for cleaning the measurement equipment. “We immediately corrected the citation and drafted a new policy,” Hartle said. Hartle emphasized that donor breast milk is now safe. “We are certain the milk …