Trend: Drinking Breast Milk As An Energy Drink?

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 Magazine 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 donít 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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Luke P.
Luke P.2 years ago

Well it's more suitable than drinking cows milk. At least its from our own species, and is meant for humans to drink whereas cows milk is meant for their baby cows.

Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper2 years ago


Michaela G.
Michaela G.2 years ago

Oh yeah - let's all become babies again! I always thought that "extreme athletes" of any kind were kind of immature.
When I was training to be a professional healer, they used to tell the story of a woman that had so much milk that she made yoghurt for her complete family. We all thought that was quite a disgusting idea. But then, there are people that like to eat excrements...
Up to now I believed men just like to suckle - now I know they are just trying to get some milk... :-) :-) :-) :-P

Geoff P.
Geoff P.2 years ago

Where do they find these people with such weird and revolting ideas.

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.2 years ago

No thanks.

Myriam G.
Myriam G.2 years ago

please, leave breast milk for the people who really need it; premature babies, people on chemo, etc.

I think human milk is like human blood; it shouldn't be bought and sold, only donated. (I know blood is sold in some countries, but personally, I don' t think it's right).
When I was breast feeding, I would have happily donated my milk to a baby in need, or perhaps to a sick child or adult, but never to an athlete wannabe!

Teresa W.
Teresa W.2 years ago


JL A.2 years ago

What will they think of next?

Nikolas K.
Nikolas K.2 years ago

This was an ancient practice for aged ill people. of course we will get those who know little about the health benefits will poo poo the practice instead of showing ignorance use these stories to learn something useful regardless of your personal feelings and conditioned beliefs.

Ron B.
Ron B.2 years ago