We told you before about breast milk flavored lollipops. But if that new trend was hard for you to swallow, you might have difficulty hearing this.
Wednesday, the Cut shared insight on a new trend where men are drinking breast milk for health reasons, including as a workout recovery beverage. One fellow used it to ease nausea when he was going through chemotherapy. Another man believes it may cure his psoriasis. And some drink it as a daily immune booster.
Jason Nash told reporter Chavie Leiber says, “It occurred to me that breast milk could be just as healthy and tasteful for adults as infants. I believe it has kept me from getting sick all these years.”
Breast milk can be found on sites such as Only the Breast, Eats on Feets and Human Milk 4 Human Babies. National milk banks generally aren’t interested in serving fully-grown adults.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, human breast milk is made of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates plus leukocytes which 'help fight infection."
One body builder named Anthony told the Cut, breast milk is his energy drink of choice.
“I don’t believe in steroids or other energy supplements, none of that garbage. I want natural stuff that’s God-given, and if it’s okay with moms looking to get rid of it, I’ll take it.”
Jason Nash, a 55-year-old father of four, started drinking breast milk after the birth of his first child. "It occurred to me that breast milk could be just as healthy and tasteful for adults as infants,” Nash said. “I believe it has kept me from getting sick all these years.”
Some data suggests that breast milk could help fight cancer cells, and doctors are exploring the idea. Mainstream medicine, is skeptical of adults drinking breast milk.
Breast milk sales are not regulated by the government. There are no set safety standards for collecting and storing it.
The Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, purchased breast milk from a popular breast milk-sharing website and tested the samples for contamination.
Results showed 74-percent of the samples were contaminated with disease-causing bacteria caused by improper collection, storage and shipping.
The FDA does not recommend websites that buy, sell or donate breast milk.
What do you think? Should breast milk be reserved for babies? Or should adults give it a try?