Would you ever buy milk from a wet nurse?

United States
December 30, 2008 5:25pm CST
There's a post on craigslist that has since been removed that someone is selling their milk for $2/oz. If you consider buying this milk if you were unable to produce enough for your own baby? What about disease & medication transmission? What about allergies? Everything she'd eat including medications would be present in the milk. I myself would just accept that I was unable to produce enough and go with formula. You'd have to be well off to pay that kind of money & be willing to take such a chance on your childs future. Things are not like they were in the olden days too many diseases and legal & illegal drugs out there to risk the health of my child.
3 responses
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
31 Dec 08
$2 an ounce is an awful lot of money considering how much babies drink a day. I would not want to buy someone else's milk for my baby. There is very little quality control in that type of thing.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
31 Dec 08
luckily I don't have to. I recently gave birth to my son. And I have no problem making my own. However, I don't think I would purchase someone elses milk. I had difficulty after my 1st child. Milk went bye bye after 7 weeks. (hopefully that won't happen this time) After that, my daughter was a formula fed baby. She is fine and wonderful and healthy. Like you, formula is an acceptable option for me.
• United States
30 Dec 08
I would be very reluctant to get it from someone off of craigslist but there are organizations through hospitals that have wet nurses just for this type of situation.