Lactation Consultant Penny Reimers considers the ethics behind paying donor mothers for breast milk

In South Africa, paying mothers for breast milk is illegal. Because human milk is classified as a human tissue, it is governed by the Human Tissue Act, which prohibits payment for donating anything deemed to be human tissue. This includes a prohibition of women buying and selling breast milk informally on the internet. However, this is a hot topic internationally with the explosion of for-profit milk banks in the USA and the informal buying and selling of milk on the internet.

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