What do fetishists, babies and cancer patients all have in common? They are all likely targets of mother marketing their own breast milk. And market it they will! There are even milk banks that collect breast milk and sell it at cut throat prices. Yes, cash-hungry moms can earn up to $3 an ounce
Of course, there is definitely a downside. Breast milk can transmit all sorts of nasty toxins and diseases including HIV and doctors warn that non-nursing moms considering the route of buying breast milk familiarize themselves with the unique health risks to babies fed purchased or donated breast milk.
While the idea of mothers donating their breast milk to help those less fortunate is somewhat understandable and maybe even admirable, the thought of mothers cashing in this way is highly unpalatable.