DIET&FITNESS Published February17, 2015 By Staff Reporter

These Guys Drink Breast Milk for Muscle Mass

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How far are you willing to go for the sake of building muscle mass? It turns out that some men, like bodybuilders, are willing to buy and even beg for breast milk.

Yup, there's a growing trend of men drinking breast milk. While others are looking for it to satisfy their fetish, many, especially bodybuilders, want to drink it for its protein.

Protein is essential in building muscle mass. For someone who's trying to stay fit, having more muscles means better weight loss since muscles burn more calories than fat.

Many articles have already shared stories of mothers and organizations approached by men for their breast milk, since it is considered to be healthier and more natural than the usual milk available in grocery shops.

However, as early as now, doctors want to remind drinkers that while breast milk is still milk, drinking it doesn't give them added benefits.

Breast milk is rich in nutrients that can help boost the baby's immunity. In fact, it's so nutritious that it's okay if the baby doesn't drink or eat anything during the first few months of his life other than breast milk. Studies, nevertheless, have point out that the advantages of drinking breast milk are among babies, not among adults.

When it comes to the amount of protein it contains, according to New York's Mount Sinai gynecology division director Dr. Jacques Mortiz, cow's milk contains more protein than breast milk at 7.9 and 2.5 grams per cup respectively.

The doctor also warns and discourages men from buying breast milk online since these sales are not regulated by any government agency. Moreover, since breast milk is raw and natural, it is prone to contamination particularly during transport. It's also possible that it's not stored properly. Breast milk has to be stored in a specific temperature to prevent any bacterial growth. Some websites sell breast milk for at least $10 an ounce.  

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