Articles & Publications News

To pay or not to pay?

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.

Click to read article: SMM OCT 2017 -To pay or not to pay – By Penny Reimers

Penny Reimers