Breastfeeding Moms

2011CaliMom
Breast milk...for sale?!!
October 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I was scrolling on craigslist for baby items and I came across an add selling breast milk.  I have a friend that donates and has said that some people try to sell it, but its ILLEGAL. I am outraged. I understand that people are short on money these days however....


Who do I report this too?

Would you report her?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 30% - Yes!!
  2. 69% - No!! None of my business

Replies

  • eykelley
    October 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM
    What state do u live in?
    I live in AZ. It is not illegal to sell breastmilk here. It is only illegal to sell in certain states. If it is illegal in ur state, I would email her and alert her to that. Let her know that maybe she would want to donate, as that's NOT illegal anywhere and there are tons of mothers who need donated BM. :D

    I sell my BM or I will when I have enough saved up.
  • 2011CaliMom
    October 7, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    It is illegal in my state.

  • bellaamore
    October 7, 2012 at 1:36 PM
    Its not illegal. In fact, there are whole websitesdedicated toit.

    I have about seven ads on one of them.
  • bellaamore
    October 7, 2012 at 1:37 PM
    It is illegal in only new york and california.
  • silka08
    by silka08
    October 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM
    I would just send her a message letting her know, its illegal. She can however ask to be compensated for things like storage bottles or bags.
  • whoopsie16
    October 7, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    why are you so outraged by this?

  • mostlymaydays
    October 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM
    I'm always surprised to hear people will pay for breastmilk with the donation sites around, like Eats for Feets. :-/
  • Baby_Avas_Momma
    October 7, 2012 at 1:45 PM
    Not too sure if it's illegal, but it's pretty immoral. :/
  • 2011CaliMom
    October 7, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Ok, I sent a nice email, letting her know in this state it IS illegal to sell and gave her the names of some places she could donate :)

  • mostlymaydays
    October 7, 2012 at 1:48 PM
    Sure. Most moms who donate do it from the goodness of their hearts, because they realize how good it is for their babies and want to spread the goodness to other babies whose moms can't breastfeed. I just can't imagine making a business of it.

    Quoting Baby_Avas_Momma:

    Not too sure if it's illegal, but it's pretty immoral. :/

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