Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Got breast milk? Want to sell it?

Los Angeles - Breast has long been best when it comes to feeding babies but a California company has launched the first known venture to commercialise human donor breast milk and develop its use for sick children.
I can see it now large breast feeding farms where lactating women are grain fed pumping out milk 24/7.

Some studies have suggested that human breast milk could be beneficial in the treatment of some cancers, notably prostate cancer, but Medo said Prolacta would not pursue the adult market.
Sometimes the jokes just write themselves. "Honey it's time for my prostate medicine!"

7 Comments:

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why would any mother even think of this. The sick pepole out there. If a mother would put there child in danger like that they should not have the child to begin with

 
At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you do if your infant is allergic to formulas and you cannot breast feed? Watch your infant's health decline?
I've read on the internet that milk banks in US charge people $3 to $4 per oz and most people's insurance companies do not cover that cost. What if you did not have that kind of income to allow using a milk bank? I would take the chance, but with as careful screening as possible of the donar/seller.

 
At 1:19 AM, Blogger LP said...

Hello,

I have TONS of milk. I make about twice as much as I need for my 7 month old baby and now he is eating solids so I will have even more. My freezer is overflowing at this point so I’d like to get this going ASAP.

I am healthy, I eat a well balanced, nutritious diet and I don’t smoke, drink or use any drugs–RX or otherwise (c’mon I gotta feed my baby this milk too!). I do consume some milk products and drink a cup of coffee every morning but if this is an issue I can supply milk that is pumped at night once all of the caffeine is gone.

I do take prenatal vitamins along with vitamins B6, B12, calcium, and an omega fish oil supplement every day (I cleared all of this with my doctor). My milk has kept my son very healthy (he has only had one very mild cold this whole time) and in the 85th percentile in height and 80th in weight. my milk is not watery, but has a thick ‘fat’ layer that floats up to the top once it is cold.

I have a note from my doctor and my baby’s pediatrician recommending me as a volunteer milk donor that I had filled out so I could donate some of my milk to the milk bank--which I plan to continue doing (I have a freezer full of milk at this point so there’s enough to go around!). My doctor’s note includes a section that has all my relevant lab test results (VDRL/HIV-1/HIV-2/HEP B–all negative).

I am very clean and am keenly aware of the importance of keeping the milk germ/bacteria free and my pumping equipment sanitized (I have a dishwasher and use it to clean accessories after EACH use–I had to buy lots of extras in order to do this). Your milk will come from the same stash that is used to feed my own child when I am away so you can be sure that it will be the very best that I can provide. I can also provide freshly expressed milk if needed so as to preserve all of the milk benefits that are lost when it is frozen.

I have been trying to sell my milk since December and there are men on this site that just love to waste a busy momma’s time. If you are one of them, PLEASE have some mercy and don’t email me–I’ve paid my pervert dues already. If you are genuinely interested please email me so we can work out the details; lpsmilk@hotmail.com

Thanks.

LP

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger rebecca said...

Is there actually a demand for breasmilk? I have quite a bit in the freezer that I am not going to use, and pump extra frequently. If anyone is seriously interested, my email is rebeccae813@aol.com, I would love to hear from you.

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Trish said...

On July 12, 2005 I gave birth to my first child. I nursed her until she was 8 months. I only stopped because I found out we were having ANOTHER baby :)
Our son was born in Nov. and I am currently nursing him, however since I never dried up after my daughter, I am over-producing so much that my son goes to the breast every 3 hours and I pump in between his feedings...at least 10 oz. Somedays, when I am extremely thirsty and drink a lot of water, I pump twice and my milk still 'lets down' when he goes to breast. I would be willing to sell a lot of my breast milk to a family who has an infant they would like to be breast-fed. You can visit my site and feel free to email me if you like what you see. www.myspace.com/trishbaker

Thanks

 
At 8:10 PM, Anonymous Trish said...

I have a three week old son at home that makes my body over-produce and I have extra milk to sell to a family who has an infant that needs breast milk. If you're interested, please visit my site and feel free to email me.

www.myspace.com/trishbaker

 
At 11:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, I don't see why would anyone object selling/buying breast milk. I have about 20 oz of breast milk evry day that I just have to dump down the drain because my freezere got full months ago. On the other side - there are babies that need breast milk, so why not use mine? Yes, it is dangerous if you trust just anyone and consume a bodily fluid that can be contaminated with viruses, but, people, didn't God give us brain? Ask the donor/seller for copies of bood test results, each mom had to go through those during pregnancy. And another interesting pont - there is a group on yahoo, milkshare - they support the sharing the milk, but no selling it. Moderators did a very good job pulling the group togethere, but infortunately they rave about milk being free for shipping. Honestly, I am very upset with that. FedEx is going to make $100 on me shipping my milk to another baby, but I can't receive any gratitude? That's sad... Anyway, if anyone is looking to buy = I am selling mine for $1/oz or $100/gallong + shipping. I am healthy (can fax those copies), am feeding my own baby thus don't drink or smoke, do take vitamins. tsakova@cinci.rr.com

 

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