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New York's breastmilker population is a little more discreet than this guy. (BAY ISMOYO/Getty Images)

New York’s breast milker population is a little more discreet than this guy.
(BAY ISMOYO/Getty Images)

Got breast milk?

Some New York men are turning to breast milk as an energy source and an immune booster according to The Cut.

The site interviews various men who dip in the odd dairy, but it’s hard to not be incredulous of this secret society of breast milkers, sequestered away from the public eye.

“A thirtysomething-year-old man drinking breast milk makes me sound weird,” admits Anthony, who, along with all other breast milkers in The Cut, only gave his first name.

“I don’t believe in steroids or other energy supplements, none of that garbage,” Anthony said. “It gives me incredible energy I don’t get from other food and drinks.”

First asking a nursing neighbor and later ordering from sites like Only the Breast, Anthony uses breast milk to keep his stamina up during workouts.

And these lactose lovers aren’t alone. Last year, breast milk swept China’s male elite as the new Fountain of Youth, with some even hiring in-house wet nurses for a constant supply, reports the BBC.

Some U.S. breast milk banks offer the human milk to cancer patients to ease the side effects of chemotherapy, but its benefits for healthy adults has yet to be proven.

So to the breast milk drinkers of Manhattan, we say, “Drink on.” But just, you know, maybe not around us.