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Adult craze for breast milk bought online has health risks, experts warn

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 18 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3287
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

A recent craze for adults to consume human breast milk that they buy online from websites claiming benefits has no scientific basis and may pose serious health risks, UK and US experts have warned after reviewing evidence.

“Human milk consumption by adults purchasing milk online is ill advised,” said the experts, led by Sarah Steele, from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.1 “Health professionals and regulators …

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