Alicia Silverstone starts breast milk sharing program

Alicia Silverstone poses at the Alanis Morissette RockWalk induction ceremony at Guitar Center on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

July 2, 2013 3:46:04 PM PDT
Actress Alicia Silverstone has started an online breast milk sharing program for vegan moms. She's urging moms who eat zero animal products to share their milk with women who can't breastfeed.

Silverstone says she was inspired by a vegan friend who had breast reduction surgery and was having trouble making milk for her newborn son.

However, the Food and Drug Administration warns against sharing milk online because it typically isn't tested for diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis and syphilis.

Experts recommend using a professional breast milk bank instead.