An entrepreneurial woman in Chengdu sensing there was money to be made as the melamine scandal continues to roil China’s milk industry has put up an ad on the Tianya forum offering her breastfeeding services for the princely sum of RMB300 per day:
Lots of milk to spare, willing to breastfeed one baby
I live in a nice residential compound in Huayang Shuangnan and have a three month old baby. Have lots of milk and waste a lot everyday. Willing to breastfeed one baby for RMB300 per day. Negotiable. Please contact Mdm Huang at 028-XXXXXXX, XXXXXXX.
In an interview given to Modern Express 《现代快报》on the condition that her full identity not be exposed, the reporter found 32 year old Mdm Huang at home carrying her three month old male baby — and with her shirt wet because she’s been lactating so heavily. Huang tells the reporter that the heavy lactation has been a source of major discomfort to her. Each day she says she would have to squeeze out at least four bottles, or about 2kg of milk. As a result, she can’t sleep well at night and doesn’t dare to venture too far away from home in the day. Her decision to place the Internet advert was because she had read online that ‘breastfeeding nannies’ (奶妈) in Shenzhen were earning as much as RMB10,800 per month. Huang adds that she can breastfeed up to two babies in addition to her own, and would breastfeed ‘client babies’ before her own.
We think Mdm Huang’s actions may be inspiring other similarly entrepreneurially minded woman as we’ve found at least one other online ad using exactly the same words but pointing to a different cell number belonging to someone else.
Reuters: China mum offers to breast feed
Modern Express: 一产妇奶水丰富网上叫卖乳汁 称每天倒掉4斤奶
Note: Picture (from vagabondrhythm) is not of Mdm Huang.