Who knew you could buy breast milk online?

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2012
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    Drinking human breast milk bought online puts you at risk of 'HIV, hepatitis and syphilis'
    Academics claim the purported benefits of breast milk, hailed as a "super-food" by those who use it, did not meet clinical standards

    Risky: Websites offer breast milk for sale - but is it actually good for you?
    Human breast milk sold online to adult buyers "poses many risks" including diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and C and syphilis, experts have warned.

    Often bought by mothers who are unable to breastfeed, breast milk sold online can be cheaper than that from regulated milk banks and has emerged as a "recent craze" for cancer sufferers, fetishists and bodybuilders.

    But an academic at Queen Mary University of London (QMU) warned that the purported benefits of breast milk, hailed as a "super-food" by those who use it, did not meet clinical standards.

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    Breast's Best: Human breast milk bought online comes with risks, experts have warned
    Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Dr Sarah Steele said: "Online forums are replete with posts boasting about the immune, recovery, nutritional and muscle building benefits of human milk.

    "Such purported benefits do not stand up clinically, however. Nutritionally, there is less protein in breast milk than other milks like cow's milk.

    "Chemical and environmental contaminants are known to make their way into breast milk, just like the food chain more broadly."

    Bacteria was detected in 93% of samples, according to research cited by Dr Steele.

    This was due to a lack of sanitisation, pasteurisation and testing and meant the milk could contain contaminants such as alcohol, chemicals and other milk products used to bolster the volume for profit, she said.

    Dr Steele added breast milk also contained less protein than cow's milk and should not be taken in place of a balanced diet.

    Online Shopping: The website Only The Breast allows people to buy, sell or donate breast milk
    "In sum, breast milk purchased online is not optimal for adult nutrition or in the treatment of disease, as milk bought online poses more risks than proven benefits," Dr Steele wrote.

    "Health professionals and regulators both must be aware of this growing trend and issue public guidance against the purchasing of human milk from Internet sources for adult as well as infant feeding."

    Experts at the Global Health, Policy and Innovation Unit at QMU have previously warned buying human breast milk on the internet poses serious health risks to babies and called for tighter regulation of the market.
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  2. Snotty

    Snotty Crunchy guy living in a creamy world...... VIP

    May 13, 2012
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    You've never seen "Shameless"?.......Cops shut Mickey's
    Rub and Tug down.....So he puts the whores to work recruiting pregnant broads and pumping them like cows
    selling the milk online.......It's a great show....
  3. Bristol Chicken

    Bristol Chicken Free Range and Loving It

    Dec 4, 2013
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    These women will never be qualified to work in this industry.

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  4. ScottBaiosPenis

    ScottBaiosPenis Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2013
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    my wife came home from some class for new moms and said a woman there was offering to give away her extra breast milk free and should we take it for our daughter. I was shocked anyone would even consider it, who knows what diseases she has , or if she's on drugs or medications lol it was just crazy anyone would even consider it