Mum with ‘big boobs’ is selling her excess breast milk online
It’s often said people will buy anything.
With the popularity of online classified sites such as Gumtree, it can also seem as if people will try to sell anything – even when it’s inadvisable.
One Gold Coast woman has advertised her breast milk on Craigslist, The Sunshine Coast Daily reports, owing to an “over-supply.”
Posting the “expression of interest” listing on Friday, the anonymous mum explained she had in fact already donated her milk to a local milk bank.
Now, however, it looks as if she’s trying to assess the interest of a wider demographic, especially body-builders.
“Just seeing if there is any interest in buying breast milk?,” The Sunshine Coast Daily reported she wrote.
“I have an over-supply. And I’ve donated heaps.
“I know bodybuilders are supposed to go nuts for it because of how quickly you can bulk on it.
“Anything else you want to do with it is totally up to you.”
The mom was clear to point out “there are no other services offered! And sorry but no you can’t get it direct from the source!
“The milk will be delivered (or picked up) in 250ml bags.
“I was thinking twenty bucks per bag (enough for me to buy more bags).”
To presumably pique more interest, she adds, “I am good looking, late 20’s, big boobs (at the moment anyway).
“Again, not sure if I’m selling yet but wanted to know if there would be a market. Thanks.”
There are a couple of issues with the listing.
Under Australian law, it is illegal to buy or sell parts of the human body, including breast milk.
While breast milk is safe, professional medical advice warns again consuming it from a stranger.
A study conducted in 2015 discovered that milk sold online was often contaminated and contained high levels of bacteria.
Milk needs to be stored and transported properly to prevent the growth of bacteria and other contamination risks.
To this end, donor milk used in hospitals is often pasteurized and always tested before consumption.