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The case for commercialising breast milk

Debate also intense if women should be paid for giving milk or if they should donate it altruistically

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Ms Amaya has sold her excess breast milk to Prolacta Bioscience for some US$2,000 over the last five months. The firm converts it into a fortified high-product for neonatal intensive care units, an expensive, commercialised use of breast milk that some find worrying.

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Ms Amaya has sold her excess breast milk to Prolacta Bioscience for some US$2,000 over the last five months. The firm converts it into a fortified high-product for neonatal intensive care units, an expensive, commercialised use of breast milk that some find worrying.

Los Angeles

WHEN Gretty Amaya took an unpaid maternity leave five months ago, she started what she calls a part-time job to help pay the bills. Ms Amaya, who lives in Miami, has made more than US$2,000 so far by pumping breast milk and selling what is left over after feeding her baby...

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