Mothers are buying breast milk online —because they don't have better options
Add this to the list of “things you can buy online”: a stranger’s breast milk.
Online milk exchanges — unregulated sites where breast milk is bought, sold, and donated — have taken off in recent years, with multiple websites facilitating transactions between moms with milk to spare and those in need. Despite the long list of milk-seeking ads by adult men — some simply pervy, others interested in the purported health powers of breast milk — researchers say the bulk of the market is moms unable to breastfeed or produce enough milk.
Milk from untested sources, like the ones on online markets, comes with risksThe long list of the benefits of breast milk — ranging from protection against childhood infections, to a lower risk of diabetes and…
Source:: The Verge