Are Breast Milk Lattes Just A Novelty?

Breast milk may also be available directly from recent mothers. USA Today reported in November 2007 of an Iowa woman offering 100 ounces of breast milk for $200. At $2 per ounce, that would bring the price of a 12-ounce Latte to $24, but still prohibitively more expensive than the $3 cow milk latte from Starbucks. And buying from unregulated individual donors could be risky.

It would seem the easiest, cheapest and safest way to obtain the famous breast milk latte is to wait until your own children have been weaned off it, and then beg your wife for one more bottle for your own breast milk latte adventure.


Although there is occasional hype and even documented video reports of breast milk lattes and cappuccinos, it is safe to say that it is just a novelty, and mostly attempted by recent fathers. You can have your whole milk, your two percent, your nonfat or even soy milk, but any requests for a breast milk latte at your local Starbucks will likely result in just a horrified look from your barista.

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