Mum admits she used BREASTMILK in brownies for school cake stall and people are OUTRAGED
People are NOT happy
By Nikki Black
March 06 2019
A mum has taken to Facebook to reveal she used her own breastmilk in a batch of brownies she made for a school cake stall.
“I made brownies for my school bake sale that had breastmilk in them. I didn’t have time to run to the store, and didn’t think it was a big deal (some of those kids could use the nutrition to be honest),” she wrote, adding that “it wasn’t even that much.”
“One of the other moms found out and are blowing it way out of proportion. Idk what to do!”
The post was shared on Sanctimommy and has 1200 comments and 1168 shares.
“Um human bodily fluids do not belong in food you are serving to the public,” wrote one commenter.
“She is clearly a super hero. The poster girl of selfless and undercover community service and the #knowbetterdobetter hashtag,” wrote another, in reference to the ‘some of the kids could use the nutrition’ comment.
“I say that as someone who breastfed and thinks women should feed wherever they want to without cover. I have no breastfeeding hangups but would lose my shit if someone fed that to me or my kids,” added a third.
However, apart from the potential ‘ick’ factor here, it’s also not a practice recommended by food standards authorities.
The US Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines for using other people’s breast milk to feed your baby advises not to use unscreened breastmilk.
“If you are considering feeding a baby with human milk from a source other than the baby’s mother, you should know that there are possible health and safety risks for the baby.
Risks for the baby include exposure to infectious diseases, including HIV, to chemical contaminants, such as some illegal drugs, and to a limited number of prescription drugs that might be in the human milk, if the donor has not been adequately screened.
In addition, if human milk is not handled and stored properly, it could, like any type of milk, become contaminated and unsafe to drink,” The FDA says.
What do you think?