Breastfeeding…at 8.

Many people would find this a bit strange, but I don’t know. The thing is most of us all drink milk, cow milk. Cow milk that is really produced for baby cows. So at 8 years of age it is socially acceptable to drink cows milk, but not human milk? Maybe it is because her daughter gets it right from the source. Would it be any more acceptable if mom pumped the milk and stored it in a container in the frig?

I have wondered why there hasn’t been a market for human milk. Wouldn’t you rather drink milk meant for your species rather than a cow? I guess that would never happen with the amount of milk that is produced along with the impossibility of controlling the womens behavior and diet that would affect the quality of milk.

There are actually human milk banks, one being The Human Milk Banking Association of North America. Kinda like the blood bank, women donate their milk for infants that require it, but for whatever reason can not get the milk from their mother. So its there for those that need it.

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