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Old 10-01-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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Id really like to try to sell some of my breast milk to make some extra money. Does anyone know where I could sell it online?
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It's illegal to sell breast milk in th U.S. It's considered "human tissue". Donating it is OK, though - so long as you don't accept any money for it.
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It's illegal to sell breast milk in th U.S. It's considered "human tissue". Donating it is OK, though - so long as you don't accept any money for it.
Everywhere Ive read says that its only illegal to sell it in CA.
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Everywhere Ive read says that its only illegal to sell it in CA.
I think it is different in every state but I am in CA and it is illegal here.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:11 PM   #5
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Everywhere Ive read says that its only illegal to sell it in CA.
I had always understood that it was illegal to sell it in the U.S, but I could be wrong!
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I donate mine here but they might be able to tell you if you can sell it.
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Re: Does anyone sell thier breast milk?

Would people be willing to pay from a private seller? There are a lot of diseases that can be transferred through breast milk. It would be a huge risk for someone to give it to a baby with no testing. And than there are the issues of how its handled. I’m sure you are not sick or taking any medications that could harm a baby and would treat all milk properly but I just can’t picture anyone taking the risk from a stranger.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:36 PM   #9
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Would people be willing to pay from a private seller? There are a lot of diseases that can be transferred through breast milk. It would be a huge risk for someone to give it to a baby with no testing. And than there are the issues of how its handled. Iím sure you are not sick or taking any medications that could harm a baby and would treat all milk properly but I just canít picture anyone taking the risk from a stranger.
If I were to sell it, I would be fully prepared to get myself tested and submit the results. Ive been a vegetarian for 4 years and have not taken mediction since I cant even remember, (I just let it run its course if I do get sick...). I know Im healthy, but I would get tested so the buyer could know as well.

I dont think its illegal everywhere, just in CA. I know you cant sell it on ebay or craigslist but I dont know where to look into it even... Ill call one of my lawyer friends tomorrow to ask about teh laws regarding it to be sure...
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Would people be willing to pay from a private seller? There are a lot of diseases that can be transferred through breast milk. It would be a huge risk for someone to give it to a baby with no testing. And than there are the issues of how its handled. Iím sure you are not sick or taking any medications that could harm a baby and would treat all milk properly but I just canít picture anyone taking the risk from a stranger.
You must not be familiar with the milk sharing community! Lots of moms (myself included) take the "risk" of using milk donated to us by other Mamas who are generous and willing to share this precious gift with us. There are many risks -- including disease and poor handling -- with formula as well, without any of the wonderful health benefits of breastmilk.

OP, I don't know how I feel about selling BM, but I do know that milk banks sell it, so I don't see why if a commercial business can profit from the needs of a child, an individual couldn't as well. Although welcome to the land of watching out for the interests of big business. Blood plasma donors are paid as well. I hope that you have a change of heart and will consider donating to a baby in need, but I also understand your desire to take care of your family during these tough economic times.
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