Women all over the U.S. are starting to sell what has been called “a mother's natural liquid gold”: human breast milk. A month's supply can cost anywhere from $300 to $1,200 dollars.
It can provide an extra source of money for mothers who produce an over-abundance of milk, and it provides a service for those who cannot breast feed.
ABC News reports:
“[One woman was asked] if pumping her milk and putting it in the mail didn't ‘seem weird’ to her. ‘It definitely did seem weird to me but I knew I was helping a family in need,’ she replied. ‘Their child wasn't responding well to formula, was having a lot of tummy aches and spit-ups. So I figured if I was able to help this child with breast milk because their mother wasn't able to, then I might as well help them out.’”