Woman Makes More Than $13,000 Selling Her Breast Milk to Bodybuilders

One woman has gone viral after revealing online that she's made more than $13,000 by selling her breast milk to bodybuilders.

Mila De'brito, or @debrito_bunch on TikTok, posted the video four days ago and it received more than 239,000 views.

"Are you the girl that just made £10,000 selling breast milk to body builders [sic]," the on-screen text of the video read.

As the song The Man by Aloe Blacc plays in the background, De'brito shakes her head yes as she shows a few bags of frozen breast milk.

Breast milk is known for its high nutritional value and has been proven to help build strong immune systems.

People often refer to breast milk as "liquid gold" due to its nutritional qualities, but the name also stems from the color of newly produced breast milk from new mothers. This milk, also called colostrum, is highly concentrated and is often yellow in color.

According to breast-pump manufacturer Medela, colostrum is a sticky, thick substance that is produced the first few days after breast milk is produced. The milk is low in fat, high in nutrients and protein, and supports healthy gut function and immune system.

De'brito, a mother of two, captioned her now-viral TikTok "#liquidgold" for this reason.

Hundreds of users commented on De'brito's video, many asking for advice on how to do the same.

"Somebody tag me when she tells how she did it," one user commented.

"Interesting...was wondering how I'm going to cope financially when this baby comes," another wrote.

But other users mentioned that rather than make money off their breast milk, they decided to donate it to a bank.

"And I gave mine away for free to neonatal bank," one user commented.

"And there is me who donated 15L, the money I could have made," another comment read.

Due to the highly concentrated nutrients, healthy fats, and immune support, it has become a fad in the weight-lifting world to drink breast milk.

"I think the idea behind drinking breast milk for muscle growth is that it's incredibly calorie and nutrient-dense, and it has some additional healthy substances," Brian St. Pierre, a sports dietitian with Precision Nutrition, told Men's Health. "Breast milk is designed to rapidly grow a human baby, so maybe people think a similar effect will happen to fully grown humans?"

The average cost of an ounce of breast milk is about $1.50, according to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. Not only is it hard to come by and expensive, many dieticians actually do not recommend drinking human breast milk.

"Breast milk generally isn't regulated," Marc Halpern, a registered dietitian based in Salt Lake City told Men's Health. "If the woman has a terrible diet the breast milk will be terrible quality, and diseases like HIV can be transmitted through breast milk."

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A woman went viral on TikTok after revealing that she made more than $13,000 selling her breast milk to bodybuilders. According to the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, an ounce of breast milk is $1.50. Pilin_Petunyia/iStock