Researchers have noticed a new trend among bodybuilders: more and more are looking for breast milk on the internet for consumption purposes. According to them, breast milk is a powerful source of natural nutrients.
Rebecca is a recent mother and recounts how she was approached by a man who asked her if she was breastfeeding. Rebecca told him that she did, and the man asked her if she would be interested in selling him breast milk.
The man explained that he needed the milk because he’s a bodybuilder. And he’s not the only one. There are many forums online that provide information on where to find breast milk from women who are breastfeeding and want to sell the milk.
Among the ads from women who want to buy breast milk for their infants, there are many ads posted my adult men who say they are looking to purchase the milk for health reasons.
Although many bodybuilders believe breast milk provides plenty of healthy nutrients, experts have a different opinion.
Some say that consuming breast milk does provide an adult with incredible health benefits.
Joanne Ransom, clinical director at the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank, said that human breast milk is meant for human infants.
Emily Pease, a registered nurse and lactation consultant at the Swedish Medical Center, said that although consuming breast milk is not harmful for adults, she is not aware of any health benefits either.
Dr. Jacque Mortiz, director of gynecologic division at Mount Sinai Roosevelt in New York, explains that there isn’t any scientific proof that breast milk is good for gaining muscle mass.
He adds that if bodybuilders are looking to increase their protein intake, they should stick to regular cow’s milk, since it contains 7.9 grams of protein per cup, compared to 2.5 grams of protein from one cup of breast milk.
However, Ransom said that she doesn’t recommend purchasing breast milk over the internet, because the milk could carry infectious diseases like HIV.
She adds that selling breast milk online is not regulated by any government agencies in the US or Canada, which means that it’s illegal to sell it on the internet.
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