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The breast milk market, does it make sense?

The breast milk market, does it make sense?


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In Germany, the first breast milk market was created, on which, on the one hand, there is the possibility of buying breast milk and on the other: selling it.

In this way, women who have a lot of food can share it with those who do not want or cannot feed naturally. Of course, the exchange takes place for money.

Specialists warn that using food from strangers that is not controlled in any way can be very risky. Before the stock market was established, people interested in buying and selling breast milk contacted via social networking sites or general-themed internet forums. Now a site dedicated to this issue has been created especially for them.

Muttermilch-boerse.de was founded by Tanje Mueller from Hamburg, who wanted to help people looking for natural baby food through the site. The goal was simple: to enable finding mothers wanting to sell milk.

All free market rules operate on the stock exchange. The price of fresh milk (100 ml) ranges from 3 to 7 euros. Frozen milk is much cheaper (even 1 euro per 100 ml). Food can be sent by post, thanks to courier companies (by using dry ice).

However, doctors warn not to use the breast milk market, because cooperation based on trust is not enough. A woman's food can be delivered from AIDS or jaundice. Other diseases can also be spread with milk. In addition, the child should receive food adapted to his needs, and the newborn receives milk of a different composition than a half-year or one-year-old child, hence feeding a baby with milk of a foreign woman may not pass the exam.

And what do you think about it?