Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Mom turns from donating her milk to Prolacta to making her own profit

Here's a news item about a mom who started out donating to Prolacta and then decided to sell her milk through OnlyTheBreast, which is a US-based for-profit website with a UK division that coordinates forums where buyers an sellers of milk can connect.

Breast Milk For Sale: What's All The Hype? | Fox News: ...Mosbarger had an oversupply—often filling quart-sized bags and filling up three freezers worth of milk. She decided to become certified by the National Milk Bank and Prolacta Bioscience and donated about 1,000 ounces of milk. She then realized that she could cover her pumping costs, continue to help other babies, and make some extra cash if she sold her milk too. So using her certification as a marketing tool, she put an ad on and set her prices—$2 an ounce for frozen and $5 an ounce for fresh.

She had inquiries within a week and now has ongoing relationships with two moms she sends milk to on a monthly basis—a total of about 300-400 ounces. In about one month, Mosbarger estimates her profit to be approximately $1,500, after she’s covered her costs for pumping and storing....

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