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I'm considering selling my breast milk. Am I crazy??

Posted by on Mar. 31, 2012 at 2:41 AM
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What do you ladies think about me selling my breast milk? Am I crazy?!!
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Mrs.Kubalabuku
by on Mar. 31, 2012 at 2:46 AM
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Crazy?  Not entirely.  Breastmilk does sell well in some cases.

BUT

Depending on where you are, you'd need to check into the legalities of doing so.  Some states prohibit selling bodily fluids except to certified institutions.  (Like bloodbanks.)

It might be a kinder gesture to donate the extra milk.  There are many babies who truly would benefit from breastmilk that was generously given!  These could be premature infants, babies whose moms suffered trauma during birth, etc.

I'd give it a bit more thought and try to decide if I really needed the money for the extra milk, or if the fuzzy feeling I'd get donating would be worth more to me in the long run.  But that's me personally.  If you decide to sell, just make sure you are selling good milk that has been properly stored, and that you remain within the law!

Kris_PBG
by Representative on Mar. 31, 2012 at 4:24 AM
Personally, I would donate to a bank or on a more informal "milk share" before I could sell it.
lovebeingmrs
by on Mar. 31, 2012 at 5:37 AM
I have been a wet nurse before, but I did it for a family member who couldn't breast feed.
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Kris_PBG
by Representative on Mar. 31, 2012 at 9:03 AM
Quoting lovebeingmrs:

I have been a wet nurse before, but I did it for a family member who couldn't breast feed.



That is awesome!
Kodysmommy928
by Jennifer on Mar. 31, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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 I would look into donating if you have an overstock.

MommeeTo4
by Smart Mouth McGee on Mar. 31, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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Quoting Kodysmommy928:

 I would look into donating if you have an overstock.

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lat2herb
by New Member on Mar. 31, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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Long as you have enough for your own babies first, I don't see a problem with it. I wish I would have known, I would have purchased so I could work and still have my babies healthy. If I did not work, I would have sold mine too. Good Idea! Do it girl!

Jbrownsmom
by New Member on Mar. 31, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I know a friend of mine had her son 3 months early a d could not breastfeed and wishes she would have bought the milk. So no not crazy
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Kris_PBG
by Representative on Mar. 31, 2012 at 2:13 PM
For the last two posters -there are a variety of milk sharing sites in the Internet where moms get linked up with a donor who donates the milk for free.
edithch
by Member on Mar. 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM

NO not crazy at all, many dont want to strugle with breastfeeding and will find that easy.

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