Sell Breast Milk

Make Up To $3 Per Ounce
(In America In 2019)

By Michael Wong | April 5, 2019.

Sell Breast Milk

Do you produce more breast milk than your baby consumes?

If you do, have you considered selling or donating your breast milk to others who need it, and get some money in return?

If this sounds interesting, read on...

Why Do People Buy Breast Milk?

Selling breast milk for money may sound rather strange at first. Some people may even find it offensive.

But the fact is there is demand for breast milk, and thousands of mothers across the United States, and around the world, donate or sell their excess breast milk for money.

Here are some reasons why people buy breast milk:

  • Mothers who cannot produce any or enough breast milk for their baby buy breast milk for their baby.
  • Adoptive parents who cannot produce breast milk buy breast milk to feed their baby.
  • Biological parents who cannot produce breast milk buy breast milk to feed their baby.
  • Cancer patients buy breast milk because they heard other patients claim that breast milk helped them fight the cancer.
  • Athletes and body builders buy breast milk because they believe breast milk improves their stamina.
  • Older people buy breast milk because they believe breast milk is beneficial to their health.

How Much Can You Sell Breast Milk For?

Sellers on the Only The Breast marketplace charge anywhere from 25¢ to $3 per ounce of breast milk. The vast majority are charging $1 to $2 per ounce.

Research shows that exclusively breastfed babies between one and six months old require an average of 25 to 30 ounces of breast milk per day. Sometime after six months, depending on a baby's intake from other foods, a baby's intake of breast milk begins to decrease gradually.

Here is a table of how much money you could make if you sold 25 ounces of breast milk per day:

Per Oz Daily Weekly Monthly
$0.50 $12.50 $87.50 $375.00
$1.00 $25.00 $175.00 $750.00
$1.50 $37.50 $262.50 $1,125.00
$2.00 $50.00 $350.00 $1,500.00
$2.50 $62.50 $437.50 $1,875.00
$3.00 $75.00 $525.00 $2,250.00

If you have 25 ounces of breast milk per day for sale, and sell it for an average of $2 per ounce, you could make $1,500 in a month! That will help to pay for diapers.

Breast Milk Regulation?

Unlike blood, sperm and egg donations, breast milk is considered a food, so it is not regulated in the same way by government authorities.

According to the US Food & Drug Administration website, "There are human milk banks that take voluntary steps to screen milk donors, and safely collect, process, handle, test, and store the milk. In a few states, there are required safety standards for such milk banks. FDA has not been involved in establishing these voluntary guidelines or state standards."

Pasteurized Breast Milk?

Pasteurizing breast milk kills skin and gastrointestinal bacteria, as well as many viruses, including those that cause colds. But pasteurization also destroys some of the beneficial substances in breast milk.

The Only The Breast website recommend pasteurizing all breast milk, which can be carried out by the seller or buyer.

For more info on how to pasteurize breast milk, read the "Pasteurization Tips" article ( on the Only The Breast website.

How To Store Breast Milk

For information on how to store and freeze breast milk, read the "Freezing And Storage Tips" article ( on the Only The Breast website.

How To Ship Breast Milk

How to ship breast milk to the buyer:

  1. Buyer picks up the breast milk from your home or a mutually agreed location.
  2. You deliver the breast milk to the buyer's home/workplace.
  3. You ship the frozen breast milk in dry ice via fedex: for more information, read the "How to Ship Breast Milk" step-by-step guide ( on the Only The Breast website.

Top 2 Websites To Sell Breast Milk

Websites like Craigslist and eBay prohibit the sale of bodily fluids.

The best way to find buyers for your breast milk is by posting an ad in the "Only The Breast" website.

Alternatively, you can donate your breast milk to the "Mothers Milk Cooperative," which will pay you $1 per ounce. Visit each website for more information:

Only The Breast screenshot

1. Only The Breast (

  • Sell breast milk and earn 25¢ to $3 per ounce on the Only The Breast breast milk marketplace.
  • You may browse the thousands of classified ads by:
    • Bulk 25¢ to 50¢ per oz
    • $1.00 per oz
    • 0 to 2 months
    • 2 to 6 months
    • 6 to 12 months
    • Baby born premature
    • Fresh breast milk on demand
    • Selling locally
    • Special diet (vegan, etc.)
    • Willing to sell to men
  • Ad prices:
    • Standard ad: free
    • Featured ad:
      • $5 for a 15 day listing
      • Prioritized above all other ads
      • Display at the top of a category
      • Showcased in their own featured ad sidebar showcase
      • Your picture is included in the most recent showcase
  • Only The Breast has been featured in:
    • CNN
    • Good Morning America
    • ABC News
Mothers Milk Cooperative screenshot

2. Mothers Milk Cooperative (

  • Earn $1 per ounce selling your breast milk to the Mothers Milk Cooperative, a non-profit, cooperative donor milk bank owned by its members.
  • Earning options:
    • Milk Money: receive $1 per ounce of breast milk.
    • Pay It Forward: gift your milk donations to a baby in need.
    • Milk Money & Pay It Forward: receive some cash and gift some milk donations to a baby in need.
    • First payments by check and sent USPS, 90 days after your milk is received.
    • Subsequent payments by direct deposit to your bank account.
  • Donor members:
    • You are a member if you have donated breast milk to the Coop within the last 4 years.
    • Have a vote on co-op matters.
    • Eligible for board seat nomination.
    • Receive one share of stock.
    • Have the opportunity to receive an annual dividend payment, during profitable years, based on your involvement in the Coop that year.
  • Requirements:
    • Healthy, nursing mother (including exclusive pumpers).
    • Abundant supply of breast milk.
    • Your baby is at least three months old.
    • Medical questionnaire.
    • Blood screening (blood test kit).
    • Milk commitment of 100 oz.
    • Milk is tested upon arrival for bacteria levels.
  • Employees: 51+ (est. 2013) (

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