Then she discovered a lucrative market from an unlikely group of customers. Rafaela Lamprou with her newborn son Angelo. A MUM-of-two is raking in thousands selling her breast milk to men around the world.
Victoria's Secret has convinced many people that breasts mainly exist to be pushed up and presented in an overpriced, lacey package for one's sexual enjoyment. Of course, their real function is to make milk that nourishes babies — and if you're willing to sell this precious body fluid on the black market, you could make thousands. An article in Wired reveals there's a massive need for human milk, and there are two basic routes for getting it to babies and adults, but we'll address the seedier side of the business later here.
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Burning Man, the desert festival of self-expression for repressed tech workers who like to wear goofy costumes and do ayahuasca, prides itself on its 10 principles, which include gifting and "radical self-reliance," the ability for anyone "to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources. One participant took that last part very literally: A Burning Man attendee posted on Instagram that she distributed her breast milk to other festivalgoers, and they used it to make lattes in the desert. It's not just any Burning Man attendee, either: It's Miki Agrawal, the controversial co-founder of Thinx, a brand of women's "period panties.
A mum-of-two is making thousands by selling her breast milk to men online. Yep, you read that right, men! Rafaela Lamprou, 24, from Cyprus, gave birth to her son Anjelo seven months ago and found herself producing excess milk that she had no room to store.
He mixes protein powder and supplements with milk, downs it, and goes about his day. He drinks breast milk. Pro athletes pay people for their breast milk.
Intrigued, I made an immediate appointment with Dr. Google, who confirmed that topical use of breast milk does, indeed, possess antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. Despite the fact than this information appeared mostly on blogs with names like "Hobo Mama," there's something to it: Plenty of us moms have used breast milk to clear up our infants' acne, unplug clogged tear ducts and soothe eczema.
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Married mum-of-two Rafaela Lamprou, 24, gave birth to her son Anjelo seven months ago and says that she was producing excess milk — with no room to store it. Since then, Rafaela has handed out around 17, ounces of breast milk to strangers who are happy to fork out thousands for it. Hotel worker Rafaela, who also daughter, Hailey, four, first started by donating her milk to women who were struggling to produce it for their babies.