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Why Are These Chinese Mothers Selling Their Breast Milk?

People these days think of all possible and weird ways to make money and to do so, they can go to any extremes and can sell ANYTHING possible on earth!

From selling their hair to blood, kidneys, etc., anything that would fetch a good amount of money, people would be ready to do so.

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A recent survey has revealed that women in China are selling their breast milk for a good amount of money!

Though selling of breast milk is said to be illegal, there are people who are still selling this and then those who are buying it as well.

Check out the bizarre reason for what is making women sell their breast milk.


It Is Illegal To Sell This…

The health ministry currently does not categorise breast milk as a food which can be produced or sold as a commodity. Hence, it makes buying and selling of breast milk technically illegal.


The Cost Of The Breast Milk Varies…

The typical breast milk prices range from 15 yuan ($2.25) to 60 yuan ($9) in China. For a 250 ml bag of fresh breast milk that people can buy on the same day, it can cost as high as 150 yuan ($22).


Though This Is Illegal, The Practice Is Still On…

It is believed that the breast milk sales revealed that there are mothers who could earn anywhere between 7000 ($1,030) and 8000 yuan ($1,177) in a month.


Strategies To Sell The Milk...

Mothers reportedly use different techniques to capitalise in the market, as some of the mothers decide to end breastfeeding to their own children early. This is done with the focus of selling, while others eat foods that help in boosting lactation.


Why Is Breast Milk So Costly…

It is considered as a superfood due to its unique combination of antibodies, living cells, enzymes, hormones and fatty acids that have led some people to treat it as the latest superfood. And hence, this is the reason for all the CRAZE!


Breast Milk Is Not Sold Only For Infants...

It is revealed that people are buying breast milk and drinking it for their own use and the purpose of getting breast milk is not only for the infants but for people who are willing to drink it as well. Some even go to the extent of drinking it straight from the wet nurse!


China Is Not The Only Place Known For This...

In a headline, a London outlet came up with the idea of selling ice creams for babies made from breast milk. It was named Baby Gaga Dessert and was sold along with a rusk!!

So what is your take on this? Do let us know in the comment section below.

Story first published: Friday, June 9, 2017, 15:27 [IST]
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