Doctors have warned that drinking breast milk is highly dangerous and increases the risk of catching HIV, hepatitis and syphilis.
They are worried about the booming craze for breast milk – which is brought by adult fitness fanatics or those who have chronic diseases – could spread life-threatening diseases.
The doctors have warned that the growing market in the online sale of human breast milk is creating a serious human risk with more adults drinking breast milk.
One of the reasons for the boom in breast milk sales to adults touted as the latest ‘super-food’ is that people believe the health benefits it provides babies could help boost fitness.
The breast milk is sold either fresh or frozen and it is often available by post.
Breast milk is not pasteurized which makes it full of germs.
There are no clinical trials to back the claim that adults can enjoy the health benefits experienced by breastfed babies by drinking breast milk.