Now, Breast Milk Sold Online Not Just for Infants but for Athletes as Well

by Bidita Debnath on  June 17, 2015 at 11:24 PM General Health News
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The practice of breast milk-sharing among mothers has evolved into an internet-based marketplace in which this valuable commodity is being bought and sold not only to feed babies but as a "natural superfood" for body builders and athletes.
 Now, Breast Milk Sold Online Not Just for Infants but for Athletes as Well
Now, Breast Milk Sold Online Not Just for Infants but for Athletes as Well

With surge of online sales, breast milk has become a commodity -- and not just for infants, says an editorial published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine.

"Clearly, breast milk has become a commodity," said Arthur Eidelman, editor-in-chief of Breastfeeding Medicine.

As women recognize its commercial value, "the altruistic donation of breast milk to regulated non-profit human milk banks is being threatened".

"Internet-purchased breast milk may also be risky due to dilution with cow's milk or bacterial contamination due to improper storage and refrigeration," the editorial warned.

Source: IANS

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