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I was scrolling on craigslist for baby items and I came across an add selling breast milk.  I have a friend that donates and has said that some people try to sell it, but its ILLEGAL. I am outraged. I understand that people are short on money these days however....


Who do I report this too?

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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Baby_Avas_Momma
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:01 PM
I couldn't imagine selling my milk to someone. I wouldn't be able to handle the fact that some baby in need wouldn't be able to benefit from my milk because the parents can't afford it, and I'd be even more devastated if *I* were the parent who couldn't afford to buy the milk. I think asking them to pay for the shipping and even the storage bags would be reasonable, but not the milk.

Quoting mostlymaydays:

Sure. Most moms who donate do it from the goodness of their hearts, because they realize how good it is for their babies and want to spread the goodness to other babies whose moms can't breastfeed. I just can't imagine making a business of it.



Quoting Baby_Avas_Momma:

Not too sure if it's illegal, but it's pretty immoral. :/
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shortyali
by Alicia on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:02 PM
There are porn sites out there yet the county I used to live in it was illegal to view and buy porn. That's like the Allstate commercial about it has to be true if it's on the Internet. You can't put lies on the Internet.
Quoting bellaamore:

Its not illegal. In fact, there are whole websitesdedicated toit.



I have about seven ads on one of them.
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mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:12 PM
I've seen the website. I always thought breastmilk was as illegal to sell as kidneys but I guess not. I recall that the one website specifically had a category for buyers/sellers who had breastmilk fetishes. Frankly it creeps me out, and I can't imagine the mom of a newborn buying on the same site as some fetish guy.

Quoting bellaamore:

Its not illegal. In fact, there are whole websitesdedicated toit.



I have about seven ads on one of them.
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bellaamore
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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There are fetishes of all kinds. I'd prefer them be honest than to pretend they have a newborn. Then we'd never know.

Many things that aren't intended to be sexual are turned into such. Breast milk is baby food. You can buy and sell baby food- eveeywhere except the super liberal states that run everything, new York and California. Go figure.


Quoting mostlymaydays:

I've seen the website. I always thought breastmilk was as illegal to sell as kidneys but I guess not. I recall that the one website specifically had a category for buyers/sellers who had breastmilk fetishes. Frankly it creeps me out, and I can't imagine the mom of a newborn buying on the same site as some fetish guy.



Quoting bellaamore:

Its not illegal. In fact, there are whole websitesdedicated toit.





I have about seven ads on one of them.
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bellaamore
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:52 PM
It isn't illegal but two states and one of those still isn't specified about shipping and buying from our of state.

And, I'd never live anywhere where something like porn was illegal. How stupid.


Quoting shortyali:

There are porn sites out there yet the county I used to live in it was illegal to view and buy porn. That's like the Allstate commercial about it has to be true if it's on the Internet. You can't put lies on the Internet.
Quoting bellaamore:

Its not illegal. In fact, there are whole websitesdedicated toit.



I have about seven ads on one of them.
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LoveOfWisdom
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but the sites that sell actually test the milk vs the donation sites where you take moms word for it. I wouldn't mind paying for milk that's been tested for various things.
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brittanyx22
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM
Maybe she doesn't know it's illegal. Educate before you report! (I know you sent an email, just saying for another occasion)
2011CaliMom
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 6:54 PM


Quoting brittanyx22:

Maybe she doesn't know it's illegal. Educate before you report! (I know you sent an email, just saying for another occasion)

I emailed her so that she would know its illegal in our state. I didn't report this one. I told my friend that donates her milk and she didn't know it was illegal either. But she advertized her college education having a bachelors degree and that she lived a healthy life...I dunno guess I'm biased that if your plentiful to donate it rather than sell it :/

Kimbyann
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 7:47 PM
If someone really needed the money than I see no issue with selling it.


Quoting Baby_Avas_Momma:

I couldn't imagine selling my milk to someone. I wouldn't be able to handle the fact that some baby in need wouldn't be able to benefit from my milk because the parents can't afford it, and I'd be even more devastated if *I* were the parent who couldn't afford to buy the milk. I think asking them to pay for the shipping and even the storage bags would be reasonable, but not the milk.



Quoting mostlymaydays:

Sure. Most moms who donate do it from the goodness of their hearts, because they realize how good it is for their babies and want to spread the goodness to other babies whose moms can't breastfeed. I just can't imagine making a business of it.





Quoting Baby_Avas_Momma:

Not too sure if it's illegal, but it's pretty immoral. :/

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shortyali
by Alicia on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM
Your thinking a milk bank in which case yes, they process it before selling it. She's talking about a web site where people can go to sell anything and everything which is taking someone's word for it.

Quoting LoveOfWisdom:

Correct me if I'm wrong but the sites that sell actually test the milk vs the donation sites where you take moms word for it. I wouldn't mind paying for milk that's been tested for various things.
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