Now breast milk as ‘superfood’ for athletes

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An editorial published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine states that there has been a surge in online sales of breast milk, and not just for infants.

This valuable commodity is being bought from breast milk-sharing among mothers and sold in the online market not only to feed babies but as a “superfood” for body builders and athletes, it read.

“Breast milk has become a commodity as women recognise its commercial value—“donation of breast milk to regulated non-profit human milk banks is being threatened,” said Arthur Eidelman, editor-in-chief of Breastfeeding Medicine.

“Internet-purchased breast milk could also be risky as it can also also be mixed with cow’s milk or contain bacterial contamination due to improper storage and refrigeration,” warned the editorial.

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