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*********************** Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
27th Apr '12

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anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10787 posts
27th Apr '12

That seems like a gross exaggeration, I was looking around online a few years back and the highest I saw per ounce was like $3, and that was because they wanted it from a certain PP period (to match their baby's development).

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49131 posts
status 27th Apr '12

U have to find a BM bank in ur area because they have to test it they give it to premiee's

Layla's Momma ♥ 17 kids; California 4457 posts
27th Apr '12

That's expensive. It would be cheaper to buy formula lol.

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
27th Apr '12

People do sell it, yes. But I think it's pretty crappy, just donate it to people in need instead.

FastAss, The Virgin 42123 posts
27th Apr '12
Quoting Layla's Momma ♥:" That's expensive. It would be cheaper to buy formula lol."


Really, you think?

mamadebs Due January 14 (boy); 19 kids; Ohio 5007 posts
27th Apr '12

As creepy as this is- there is a black market for it because some guys want it for fetishes and stuff. That's the only place where you would get that kind of money for it.



Most milk banks only take donations, and most people that are willing to buy and don't qualify for a milk bank, can't afford to pay that kind of money per ounce. Can you imagine how expensive that would be if you where actually spending that much per ounce to feed you baby?

*Lolo* Due October 6; 5 kids; Belvidere, Illinois 5591 posts
27th Apr '12

there are also places to donate it.
i couldnt ever sell mine. i donated to a mom who had cancer who couldnt nurse anymore. it was one of the best things ever

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
27th Apr '12
Quoting *Lolo*:" there are also places to donate it. i couldnt ever sell mine. i donated to a mom who had cancer who couldnt nurse anymore. it was one of the best things ever"


That's wonderful! I thought about pumping just to donate once my son slows down nursing, which may not be until he's over 2 at this rate.

*Lolo* Due October 6; 5 kids; Belvidere, Illinois 5591 posts
27th Apr '12
Quoting andthesenights:" That's wonderful! I thought about pumping just to donate once my son slows down nursing, which may not be until he's over 2 at this rate. "

i had an over supply issue so i figured id make the most of it. plus kid wouldnt take a bottle.



the ones who need the bm the most couldnt ever afford it... its free so why not share?

Pennsatucky Due August 17 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; New York 2911 posts
27th Apr '12
Quoting mamadebs:" As creepy as this is- there is a black market for it because some guys want it for fetishes and stuff. ... [snip!] ... per ounce. Can you imagine how expensive that would be if you where actually spending that much per ounce to feed you baby?"



Hmmm...to each their own...I need the extra cash!

jvkjhvgugy Ohio 520 posts
27th Apr '12

Please do not judge but I am currently EBF my 8 month old son & I have extra milk that I would like to donate. I heard they test it but what do they test for? I also occasionally smoke pot, would my milk not pass?

ForeverBlue Due May 25; 5 kids; 4 angel babies; Massachusetts 1525 posts
27th Apr '12

http://www.milkbanking.net/?gclid=CJ7I8d2Y1q8CFYISNAodch0DBA



donate milk, i wouldn't sell it.. but that is just me. there are regulations for selling it though, tests you have to pass! i'd ask a lc and see if they can help you find a place! :)

mamadebs Due January 14 (boy); 19 kids; Ohio 5007 posts
27th Apr '12
Quoting Caitlin N. Brecht:" Please do not judge but I am currently EBF my 8 month old son & I have extra milk that I would like to ... [snip!] ... I would like to donate. I heard they test it but what do they test for? I also occasionally smoke pot, would my milk not pass?"


From my understanding they test for everything from alcohol to bacteria to diseases. But I also have heard that the molecules of the pot are too big to pass through the milk- no idea if that's actually true or not...but even if it did pass through I don't think it would stay in your breastmilk for very long so as long as you didn't smoke before you pumped what you were going to donate I think it would be okay.

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
27th Apr '12

When we looked into buying BM for DD the prices I got were $2-$4/oz. Luckily we found a donor though :D