For Some Men, Breast Milk Is an Energy Drink
'New York' takes a look at odd trend
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2014 12:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's a natural food and adherents swear by its health benefits, even if they're not too keen to go public about it. The headline at New York should tell you why: "Meet the Men Who Drink Breast Milk." This seems to be a trend, if the increase in guys looking to buy the stuff online at sites such as Only the Breast is any guide. Here's a typical quote in the story, from a man identified as Anthony who happily pays $2.50 an ounce: "It gives me incredible energy I don’t get from other food and drinks." But he adds later that he doesn't exactly advertise his habit for fear of sounding a little "weird."

Most of the guys in the piece say they're in it for the nutrition, though the medical community is by and large skeptical that human breast milk confers any real benefits to grown men, writes Chavie Lieber. At least one quoted in the story admits he's into it for the "kink" factor. Those curious enough to try might take heed of a New York Times story from last year about a study concluding that 64% of breast milk sold at popular online sites is tainted with staph. Or they can opt for breast milk cheese instead.

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brad mayeux
Nov 10, 2014 11:01 AM CST
the only thing more gross than this is to drink milk from the animal of another species. seriously. The only difference between milk from a cow and a bear, lion, hamster, dog, racoon, possum rat, or house cat, is culture. Companies are able to easily mass-produce it, since we already eat dead cows for food. Adult humans are not meant to suckle the breast of anyone or anything. especially not another species.
Jun 2, 2014 1:14 PM CDT
I know that drinking breast milk always gave me extra energy - but only when drunk from the original container....
Jun 1, 2014 11:00 AM CDT
"Breast" milk? That's "human" milk, innit? That stuff we get from Elsie isn't "udder" milk, huh. Kindof interesting that we dissect women this way. That milk is her blood converted to milk by the breast. It's "mother's milk" to a child, "human" milk to anyone else. Energizing? It would be for me, especially if I got to drink it directly from the source.