Never give out your personal info. Especially your address and financial info. We have designed this system so all that you need to provide a buyer is your email address. They even pay you via PayPal using your email address or get a “paypal.me” link.
Never accept checks of any kind. FAKE CASHIER CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON, and BANKS WILL CASH THEM AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later. Do not under any circumstances accept checks.
Never send payment via Western Union or pay courier services. These are always a scam. Click here to read more information about identifying scams.
Only use Paypal to accept Payment. Paypal protects you financially and protects your personal information. Sign into your account to confirm payment was received. PayPal does not hold funds in a special account, you will always have information in your account if someone has sent you funds. More info on how to avoid PayPal scams.
Never accept overpayment.
Review scam warnings on homepage and examples of scams.
Don’t put your email address or phone number in the body of the ad. This way they can only reply to you via our reply system, it keeps your info safe and it keeps you from getting too much spam.
Make a new email just for buying or selling your breast milk. There are many free places you can get an email account and we recommend gmail.
Write a great ad and post it often. Moms with babies are looking for other moms like themselves. We have provided many categories to post your ad in and you can post your ad in multiple categories.
Price Milk Appropriately to get legitimate buyers. There are lots of ads with milk for $2/oz and some up to $5/oz but these ads typically only receive scammers and no legitimate buyers. We recommend you list your milk $1/oz or less than that for bulk buyers and/or a faster sale.
Be personal in your ad. Tell them about your baby’s health thanks to drinking your milk. Include a picture or two (keep it G rated) so they can feel comfortable buying from you.
Explain how you package and post your milk and how your process works.
After posting your ad, be ready for replies. Draft an email that you will use as a response to an interested buyer. This way you can respond quickly and in an organized fashion. In this email it should be very similar to your ad to remind them who they replied to. Remember that buyers will usually reply to multiple sellers and interview them via email before buying, so be prepared to do a good job closing the sale by being organized.
Promote your listings. Link to your www.onlythebreast.com ad via blogs or your facebook/twitter etc. The more people know that they can buy your milk the better chance you have to sell it. Plus when you promote your personal ad you also get the word out about our site and more people will see your ad that way as well.
Do you want to sell to men? This is another choice for you to make. Please be clear in your ad if you are for or against selling for alternative uses.Â If you do not wish to sell to men put a line at the bottom of your ad and ask men to not reply. If you do want to sell to men keep your offer clean and polite. Only The Breast community requires ads to be G rated. Please see our terms for further outline of our rules.
Our members have found much more desirable responses by making it very clear in their ads that they do not entertain offers for things like adult wet nursing and pictures etc. We suggest you word your ad to turn away the non desirable responses up front.
Put this in your ad: “No Adult Wet Nursing, No Pictures, No Videos. Donation to a Baby Only! If you do not have a needy baby do not reply.”