Walmart will become the first major retailer in the United States to sell and market human breast milk. The company, which is the largest retailer in the world, announced “Mommy’s Milk” will hit shelves in all of their 11,532 stores in the coming months.
The company assured the milk will be completely safe as it will undergo rigorous testing before it ever leaves the factory. Walmart also announced a program, which would pay nursing mothers for their milk. The program will pay women a set rate per ounce for the donation of their milk.
Walmart is not the only company to provide human breast milk. The breast milk industry has been booming online for years and there are many programs which allow nursing mothers to donate their milk to a needy baby. As surrogacy has become immensely more popular in the United States the need for donor milk continues to rise to astronomical heights.
Many detractors have been concerned that their milk could go to gay couples who became parents through surrogacy. Janet Willis, a native of Kentucky, stated “If god wanted men to have breast milk, he would have given them breasts.”
“This whole program is aimed at giving gay parents access to breast milk. The whole thing is just troubling and God is not pleased. I would never donate simply because this goes against God’s will,” stated Willis.
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