Ever Bank Milk?

Updated on September 28, 2015
C.P. asks from Santa Rosa, CA
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I have a ton of extra breast milk and want to start selling it to a mm bank? Anyone ever done that? How do you do it? Where? I'd prefer to do it locally because I don't have a ton of free time to drive all over the place. Advice appreciated. Thanks in advance

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answers from Wausau on

If your location is correct, you can donate your milk but you can't sell it. California state law bans the sale of human breast milk.

"California Health and Safety Code - Chapter 87, Section 1647:
The procurement, processing, distribution, or use of human milk for the purpose of human consumption shall be construed to be, and is declared to be for all purposes, the rendition of a service by each and every nonprofit organization and its employees participating therein, and shall not be construed to be, and is declared not to be, a sale of the human milk for any purpose or purposes."

If you want to donate, here are some sites with information:

National Milk Bank (milk used to create infant supplement)

Milk Share (direct milk for infants)

Human Milk Banking Association of America

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answers from Chicago on

I just did a quick google search, Mother's Milk Cooperative will send you a questionnaire. if they like the answers, then they will send you a blood test. If the results are good, they will send you a cooler to ship your milk in. They give you the option of getting paid or paying the money forward to a baby in need.

A part of me is disgusted by the idea of there being a paid trade in breast milk. We are a strange species.

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answers from Norfolk on

If you Google 'selling breast milk' you'll find there are all kinds of arrangements to suit everyone's needs/comfort levels.
People consume milk/milk products of various animals (cows, goats, sheep, camels, horse, etc) and don't think it strange.

Does ANY other animal besides people naturally drink other species milk?
I'm not talking about putting a bowl of milk out for the cat - the cat isn't milking the cow.

And yet we think it strange that people might want to drink milk of their own species.
Generally milk is what mammals feed to their young - and once the young are old enough - they no longer drink milk.
Humans are unique in that we can take advantage of practically any food source and it's helped us grow the population to 7 billion (and rising).

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answers from Washington DC on

well, it's been 13 years since I've breast fed. I wanted to do this, but at the time **I** would have had to pay for them to test me and my milk. I was a SAHM so I couldn't PAY THEM to help other people with MY milk.

I'm sure the rules have changed over the years. Contact your local hospital or Le Leche League and ask them where you can donate.

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answers from Chicago on

yes, I did it with my two daughters (my third, a son, didn't leave any leftovers!). I can't remember who I used, but it was simple. One time a home health nurse came to take my blood to approve me, the next time, I needed my doc to draw blood and I sent it in along with a case the milk bank sent me. I then packed it as instructed(they sent me all the supplies) scheduled a pick-up and off it went. I'm pregnant with my fourth and due soon. I'd do it again.....if he leaves any leftovers that is!

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