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When you think about it wouldn't breast milk be better for the human body than cows milk? We have so many people alive nowadays that it would be doable at least on a local level no? Why haven't we done this yet???j Or have we? It would be such a niche market and whoever sells this could make a lot of money selling this stuff to perverts at the very least, or even to women that don't breast feed their children.
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Because the majority of people would find it gross and not buy it.
There is also no way to mass produce it as they do with cow's milk which means the price would be very high and barely anyone would buy 5 times the price of cow's milk for invisible health benefits.
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When you think about it wouldn't breast milk be better for the human body than cows milk? We have so many people alive nowadays that it would be doable at least on a local level no? Why haven't we done this yet???j Or have we? It would be such a niche market and whoever sells this could make a lot of money selling this stuff to perverts at the very least, or even to women that don't breast feed their children.



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*pictures that dairy farm*

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It's not being sold but I have seen a mini-documentary on tv about how it's being donated. If I remember correctly, this guy lost his wife early and they still have a little baby that needs breastfeeding/breast milk. There are nice people who donate milk to those who need them (there's an organization for it or something and they're the ones who collect the milk already in bags given by the donors and find the people who needs donations) and he does get a share of it and he repays them back by giving them home-made meals as a little 'Thank you' for giving his child food he need. On the other hand, the women who donated could do so because the child they're supposed to be breastfeeding is old enough and has moved on to those milk formulas/milk powders and such, they no longer needed the milk and their moms wanted to give them to those who might need them instead.
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Potentsaliva wrote:

When you think about it wouldn't breast milk be better for the human body than cows milk? We have so many people alive nowadays that it would be doable at least on a local level no? Why haven't we done this yet???j Or have we? It would be such a niche market and whoever sells this could make a lot of money selling this stuff to perverts at the very least, or even to women that don't breast feed their children.

Its already being sold and it's fairly easy to buy.

-- Sell Your Excess Breast Milk Online and Earn Up to $60 a Day
-- https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/life/sell-breast-milk/

Wired Magazine compared Only The Breast to Craigslist; women can post a free classified ad for their “liquid gold.” Craigslist itself offers ads about buying and selling breast milk, but its terms of use prohibit the sale of “body parts/fluids.” (eBay also doesn’t let people sell bodily fluids.)

The ads on Only The Breast are categorized by the age of the baby: from zero to 2 months, 2 to 6 months and 6 to 12 months. That’s because breast milk composition changes based on the time since birth.

Mothers can also choose to sell in other categories, such as “milk bank certified,” “selling locally” and “willing to sell to men.” You’ll see ads like “Breast milk for sale from a young, healthy, overproducing mom of one.”

Moms sell the breast milk for an average of $2.50 an ounce. Some people sell it for more than that, and some sell it for less. Others freeze a bulk supply, such as 2,500 ounces, and sell it for $350.
Wired story:

-- Liquid Gold: The Booming Market for Human Breast Milk
-- https://www.wired.com/2011/05/ff_milk/

It started with a bleary-eyed Google search: “Sell breast milk.” Desiree Espinoza had a 2-month-old baby girl but was pumping out enough milk to feed triplets. Ziplock baggies full of the stuff were crammed in her freezer, and unpaid bills crowded her kitchen table. She wasn’t sure there was a market for her overflow or whether selling it was even legal. A few clicks later, she found herself on a website called Only the Breast.

The site looks a lot like craigslist, except instead of selling used cars and like-new Ikea furniture, Only the Breast deals in human breast milk. There are hundreds of posts from new mothers eager to turn their surplus into profits.

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The posts are additionally categorized to appeal to a variety of milk seekers, based on a baby’s age (from 0 to 12 months), say, or special dietary restrictions (dairy- and gluten-free). There’s also a sort of “anything goes” section for women willing to sell to men.

Some ship coolers of frozen milk packed in dry ice. Others deal locally, meeting in cafés to exchange cash for commodity. The asking price on Only the Breast runs $1 to $2.50 an ounce. (A 6-month-old baby consumes about 30 ounces a day.)
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You're some messed up 14 year old...
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The odd part about this is that it doesn't appear to be in any violation of FDA regulation.

Which was my first initial thought...

The only thing you'd have to worry about is percentage of milk fat.

I'm trying to approach this topic with a level head, but good lord.
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you really are a immature one? that you can't figure this out?
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Because why the heck would you take a mother's milk from their baby? *coughs* Not like that matters when it comes to animals though, right?
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Isn't it meant to taste pretty good
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In your "Description" you wrote "I need milk to grow up big and stronge"

I'm not sure if you meant strong or strange


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Because why the heck would you take a mother's milk from their baby? *coughs* Not like that matters when it comes to animals though, right?

This. Donating or selling breast milk to mothers who need it for their babies is a good thing (when your own babies won't suffer as a result). But the supply is not large, so I rather dislike the thought of too much being diverted for fetishes or health fads.
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Potentsaliva wrote:

When you think about it wouldn't breast milk be better for the human body than cows milk? We have so many people alive nowadays that it would be doable at least on a local level no? Why haven't we done this yet???j Or have we? It would be such a niche market and whoever sells this could make a lot of money selling this stuff to perverts at the very least, or even to women that don't breast feed their children.


Because other people's human bacteria is not considered healthy, which is why it's also illegal to use your bathwater to water your vegetable garden.
We KNOW what cows eat, because dairy farms regulate it, and then pasteurize the milk afterwards.

(And you may think that's a clever drive-by thread-header bomb, until you find out that's ACTUALLY an excuse currently being made by new Vegan campaigns to try and get us to stop drinking evil "cruel, unhealthy" cows' milk.
If that's what you were going for, you can join the idiots, and if you were trying to be 14-yo. funny, well, don't you feel like a schmuck now?
Yep, jumping onto dopey activist campaigns by accident just makes you want to take a WEEK of showers to get it off, don't it?)
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It's not being sold but I have seen a mini-documentary on tv about how it's being donated. If I remember correctly, this guy lost his wife early and they still have a little baby that needs breastfeeding/breast milk. There are nice people who donate milk to those who need them (there's an organization for it or something and they're the ones who collect the milk already in bags given by the donors and find the people who needs donations) and he does get a share of it and he repays them back by giving them home-made meals as a little 'Thank you' for giving his child food he need. On the other hand, the women who donated could do so because the child they're supposed to be breastfeeding is old enough and has moved on to those milk formulas/milk powders and such, they no longer needed the milk and their moms wanted to give them to those who might need them instead.


Yes, and often it works like a blood bank to prevent diseased breast milk from getting in.

Buying breast milk online is pretty risky.
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Why don't you just get a wife and then drink her milk ?????
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