Just When You Thought You'd Heard Enough About Breast Milk, It Gets Its Own Website

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Before you gag or roll your eyes, we're not talking breast-milk ice cream or breast-milk cheese here. We're just talking plain old frothy goodness straight from human boob intended for none other than infants. (Let's hope.) Wired has an in-depth piece that examines the booming breast-milk trade, with a particular focus on Only the Breast, a Craigslist-style website that helps mothers buy and sell their "liquid gold."

For most people, the subject is icky or at least disturbing, but with all the data available about the benefits of breastfeeding, it's not much of a surprise that such a service exists. What is a surprise is the cost: Milk goes for anywhere from $1 to $2.50 an ounce. And babies can drink up to 30 ounces a day. Ouch. (That's an ouch for the sellers and the buyers, really.)

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