Rafaela Lamprou, 24, from Cyprus, gave birth to son Anjelo seven months ago
She began producing excess milk she couldn’t store, donating it to other women
The hotel worker then found men approaching her to buy the breast milk
She has made £4,500 so far from male buyers, including those based in the UK
A mother-of-two is raking in thousands by selling her breast milk to men online – who say it helps to build their muscles.
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.
Since then, she has sent nearly 500 litres of breast milk to strangers, and has already made £4,500 so far.
The hotel worker explained how she had initially started by donating her milk to women who were struggling to produce it for their babies.
She then found that men were approaching her for the milk – either as part of their fitness regime or for ‘fetish reasons’ – and began selling it to them.
Rafaela Lamprou, 24, from Cyprus, (pictured breastfeeding baby son Anjelo) is making thousands by selling her breast milk to men around the world
Now Rafaela, who lives with her husband Alex, 33, and their two kids, now sends her milk out to men for cash on a regular basis.
She said: ‘I gave birth to my son seven months ago. I had a lot of milk and I thought I needed to do something with it so I started storing it.
‘But it was too much – it was taking up all the chest freezer. It was full. I didn’t know what to do with it.
‘So I asked a couple of mums who were having trouble breast feeding if they wanted it. I started giving it away.
Rafaela has sent nearly 500 litres of breast milk to strangers, making £4,500 so far
‘I liked seeing the new mums faces when I was able to help them.’
Rafaela explained how she was producing two litres of milk a day, and had originally been donating the milk to other mothers.
After getting enquiries from men, she decided to charge male buyers 1Euro (89p) per ounce of breast milk.
‘I then started to get some enquiries from men. It started with men who were interested in body building. They say it is good for building muscle mass,’ she said.
Rafaella (pictured with her son Anjelo in hospital) found herself producing excess milk that she had no room to store, after giving birth to Anjelo
‘But then I started to get enquiries from men with fetishes.
‘Now I breastfeed on demand.
#I have no idea what they do with it but they tell me they consume it.
‘It was a bit strange at first giving breastmilk to a guy with fetishes but as long as it is just that and not asked to show any part of my body, I don’t mind it at all. I am open minded.’
Rafaela said she was unsure how long she would carry on for, but said her husband was ‘supportive’ of what she is doing.
‘I am not sure how much longer I will carry on for.
‘I had no idea with my first baby that you could do this kind of thing.
‘ But now it is quite addictive,’ she said.
‘My husband is so supportive of me. He is really cool about it. He is happy as long as I am.
‘I started a Facebook group about it and people approach me on there. I have been made to take tests to ensure I don’t smoke or drink.
‘I am also on a website where men can approach me for the milk. You do get some creeps on there but I avoid them.’
Why do bodybuilders drink breast milk?
Breast milk contains more calories than cow’s milk, and is full of nutrients.
It also contains several growth hormones, although there is no evidence that they benefit adult humans.
Breast milk is believed to be high in protein, although statistics suggest that a cup of cow’s milk actually contains more protein.
Experts have warned that drinking breast milk online can be dangerous, after a study showed samples contained a harmful bacteria.
They say there is no evidence it actually builds muscle mass.