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Mothers are earning up to $500 per litre for their breast milk on the black market.

Cancer patients, athletes and people with fetishes are lining up for the mother’s ‘white gold’.

A mother-of-two told Daily Mail Australia she sells her breast milk to cancer patients and refuses to charge more than $30 a litre for it – but her friends earn much more.

‘Some athletes are happy to pay $220 a litre regularly – more if the mother eats clean and exercises regularly,’ she said.

The ‘white gold’ is often sold online in secret social media groups and there are mothers all across Australia cashing in on their ample milk supply.

‘Some people can pump for an hour and only get 35mls, but others like me can pump for say 30 minutes to an hour and get 1200mls,’ the woman said.

‘When I am pumping for my stash I make sure I drink more water and eat things like almonds which help you to produce more milk.’

One stay-at-home mother from Melbourne pumps every day to supplement the family income, according to the Daily Mail source.

‘Her husband has a well-paying job but she puts money aside for kids’ schooling. Some even continue to provide for their clients well after their children are eating solids.

‘I know four adult-feeders who continue to stimulate themselves after they have weaned their children.

‘These women usually supply their milk to athletes who don’t want to use synthetic substances or who have entered into natural bodybuilding competitions.

‘These athletes are prepared to pay a lot for milk – especially if the mother is very healthy and can prove they have not been sick for a while.’

‘I give my milk to mums who can’t produce it or who put their children on formula then decided they wanted them on breast milk.

‘I have donated to 14 families and wet nursed six babies, but always drew the line with adults.’

That was until a close family member got cancer and the mother-of-two read breastmilk might help during chemotherapy.

‘I started giving my milk to my mum and she said if she had a glass after chemo then she didn’t feel as nauseous.

‘I now supply my milk to three cancer patients but I don’t think I will ever sell to athletes.

‘Some of my partner’s friends have asked but it isn’t my thing so I have always said no – even when I am offered a lot of money.’

The mother has a lot of friends in the black market breast milk community and says it can be dangerous.

‘Sometimes creeps join those sights and pretend to be sick or to be athletes getting into competitions just to get milk.

‘My friend went to one guy’s house, he had lied and said that he was going into a weight lifting competition but when she turned up and saw him she realised he had never lifted a weight in his life. ‘These guys will pay anything for the milk.’

‘I will only be doing this until I stop breast feeding my youngest,’ she said. ‘I’m not going to keep going after my baby is weaned because that is not how I want to do it.’

The source told Daily Mail Australia she is often emailed with requests from would-be buyers.

Have you ever considered selling your breast milk?

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  • wow this stuff is for babies! weird that other people are drinking it

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  • Donation of excess milk is OK but I couldn’t and wouldn’t have ever sold it.

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  • I would donate it to helpmilk banks and mothers that can’t feed. But never sell it

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  • Sadly I never had the chance but if it was to help someone with cancer or who were unable to produce milk for their baby it would have been a no brainer

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  • Yes I would gladly donate when my milk would be overflowing and it wouldn’t take too much time and energy to express it.
    I would prefer it to be used for other babies and maybe cancer patients, not so for sports athletes.

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  • I would have given to babies who need it freely as number three had so much milk that the only adult who got it was hubby who liked it in his coffee. To sell it no way as do not know what you are getting into.

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  • No – I would most certainly not do this for profit.


    • The creepy element is rather unpleasant in the story and due care should be shown by some people. Going to a strangers house is a rather alarming act.

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  • When I was breastfeeding my twins I had so much milk the hospital had to throw a lot out-I had to express because they were in hospital for quite some time. This would have been fantastic and I would have been happy to give it away and not even sell it.

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  • I know a Mum who a few years ago had a premature baby who had to stay in hospital for 3 weeks. She stayed at the hospital during the day and expressed milk for overnight feeds. She mentioned to head of Maternity that she was producing more milk than her baby was having. At the time they had 3 babies whose Mums weren’t successful with breastfeeding. The head of Maternity got permission to approach her. She suggested they re-test her milk to make sure it was OK to give to another baby. They supplied her with additional bottles etc. Each morning she took in all the breastmilk she produced. When she was able to breastfeed her baby during the day she still took in all the extra she produced. As a result of that the other babies progressed much quicker than was thought possible.

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  • There are milk banks everywhere in need of donations. I would gladly donate but don’t think I would sell to adults. Too weird

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  • I agree with Sarah. If I HAD too much milk I WOULD DONATE IT TO A HOSPITAL IF IT WAS NEARBY. I DONT THINK HOSPITALS ACCEPT DONATED BREAST MILK THESE DAYS BECAUSE OF THE FEAR OF AIDS. $ 500 A POP IS HIGHWAY ROBBERY.

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  • I am disappointed by this article. It is essentially glamorising something illegal, and is irresponsible. More focus needs to be put on proper milk banks so those with an excess supply can safely and legally donate to those in need.


    • I must admit I agree with you on this one.

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  • No. This is not something I would consider.

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  • I would never sell my breast milk and I had more milk than bessy the cow, I would however give it freely

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  • I might have been tempted if Id known about this earlier!

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