A mother-of-two is making thousands of pounds by selling her breast milk on demand to bodybuilders - who are ditching steroids in favour of the milk. Rafaela Lamprou from Cyprus gave birth to her son Anjelo seven months ago - but realised soon after she was producing an excessive amount of breast milk. It was full.
Background: For past centuries, infants have been fed the milk of mothers who are not their own by latching to another woman's breast. Today, the majority of lactating women use electric pumps to extract milk from their breasts; thus, an infant now may be fed another woman's milk via a bottle or cup. The Internet is an emerging avenue to acquire pumped human milk.
Every mama has a different breastfeeding journey. For some, breastfeeding comes easily while other moms might face more challenges when feeding their babies. We hope this helps you in your journey. Although donor breast milk is the best alternative for feeding babies, it does not have all the same benefits of breastfeeding.
Using a milk bank can be perfectly safe, but buying from public web sites is a very risky idea. Here's why. Results from a study led by researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital found more than three-fourths of breast milk samples purchased over the Internet contained bacteria that can cause illness, and frequently exhibited signs of poor collection, storage, or shipping practices.
Our streamlined screening and milk donation process makes giving your milk cost free and convenient. Because we depend entirely on volunteer donors for our milk supply, we must prioritize and provide milk first to babies with a medical need. Healthy infants can obtain donor milk -but only when the needs of babies with the most critical needs have been met.
It started with a bleary-eyed Google search: "Sell breast milk. 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.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Increasing numbers of women who produce more breast milk than they need are handing it over — or selling it — for others to use. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.