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Kim Kardashian. Picture: Reuters

K *im Kardashian *has baffled skin doctors by endorsing breast milk as a treatment for psoriasis.

The pregnant reality TV star struggles with the skin condition and recently stole a bottle of her sibling *Kourtney *'s breast milk to put on her legs as a soothing agent.

And now Kim, left, admits she can't wait to start breastfeeding because any extra milk she produces will help her combat psoriasis.

Talking about the milk theft on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, the mum-to-be said: "It was for a good cause. Do you know how much body make-up I have to put on just to cover up psoriasis . . . and she produces enough (milk), trust me."

But skin experts are concerned.

"This is the first I have heard about breast milk helping psoriasis," a doctor, Vail Reese, said.

"Anything that relieves dryness can minimise the itch and inflammation of this non-infectious disease and those afflicted with this condition can do well using over-the-counter moisturisers, particularly to wet skin, without having to ask nursing mothers for extra breast milk.

"I applaud Kim Kardashian for bringing attention to a condition that is so often hidden in unnecessary shame, but I worry that the business-oriented Kardashians might use this as an opportunity to market Kourtney's breast milk."