Friday, November 02, 2007

Selling Breastmilk

AP is running a story about a woman in Iowa who took out an ad in her local paper to sell 100 oz of breastmilk. I've seen postings on craigslist before, but this seems to be the first time that the mainstream media has caught on. There are a few safety issues with using another woman's milk for your own child. This mother has already donated some milk to a local milk bank, so it's likely that she has been tested for all the right things already.

1 comment:

JayMonster said...

What I found most amusing about this, is that (putting aside the necessary testing issues for a moment), is that many people and the mainstream media find this so strikingly odd. Such a thing that people would never have dreamed of doing in the "good old days"

Somehow they seem to forget where the term "wet nurse" comes from.