New Service: Breast-Feeding for Gay Male Parents

French woman rents out breasts for $130 a day
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2013 1:09 PM CDT
New Service: Breast-Feeding for Gay Male Parents
New cottage industry? Breastfeeding for gay male parents.   (Shutterstock)

A woman offering to rent out her breasts to gay male couples with newborns has stirred up controversy in France, which recently legalized gay marriage and adoption by gay couples, Reuters reports. "I am a young mother in perfect health, a trained nurse of 29, and I am renting my breasts to milk-feed infants," a woman wrote on French rental website e-loue, quoting a price of $130 a day.

Selling breast milk is illegal in France—as is surrogacy for same-sex couples—but the CEO of e-loue says its lawyers believe offering breastfeeding as a service is not. "It's illegal in France to sell maternal milk but this is a person proposing a service, not selling the milk in flasks," he says. Regardless, the service is definitely in demand. "I've received more than a dozen requests," the anonymous advertiser says, "but only half of them were serious. The rest were from perverts." (Read more breastfeeding stories.)

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