In recent years, there has been a growing market for people to sell their excess breastmilk online. Some breastfeeding mothers produce milk for a variety of reasons, and instead of wasting it, they sell it online, usually to other mothers who can not breast feed their own children. But a new clientele of buyers of breast milk has emerged: weightlifters and bodybuilders.
Rafaela Lamprou, 24, told the New York Post that she was earning $ 6,000 to sell her breast milk. Lamprou, who was born in August 201
But is breastmilk really an effective way for bodybuilders to build muscle? The USDA states that mother's milk is typically 87 percent water, seven percent lactose, 3.8 percent fat, and one percent protein. However, the nutritional value of the milk changes depending on the age of the baby and the diet of the mother. On average, one cup of breast milk has 172 calories, 2.5 grams of protein, 10 grams of fat and 16 grams of carbohydrates.
This seems like a good option until you remember a cup of cow's milk or soy milk. Both have about eight grams of protein. Suddenly, the breastmilk bought over the internet seems a little less appealing to another person. "If you look at the nutritional data, it's not much protein for a grown man," New York fitness expert Chris Ryan, CSCS, told CPT Health.com.
Breastmilk is also quite expensive and usually goes online for around $ 1 an ounce. This does not even take into account the stranger's health and the cleanliness of the breastpump. Advocates of breast milk claim that the milk contains certain growth factors that may be beneficial for muscle growth, but Ryan goes on to say that when you look at the bulk, there are more effective and affordable options, such as: B. grass-fed whey protein containing about 20 grams of protein per serving.
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