Would you try your own breast milk? Uh…
I know what my answer is.
Myleene Klaas did it.
In an interview re her role in London’s IF campaign, the popular mum of two said:
“Come on, it’s normal. I made everyone try mine. It tastes just like those probiotic yoghurt drinks. Sweet – not as sweet as condensed milk.” – As reported by MailOnline.
Myleene served her breast milk to consenting guests in their tea.
I won’t lie, it’s kind of weird.
But it is a burgeoning trend; mums are selling their breast milk online and doctors (in the US – of course) are even prescribing it as a remedy to digestive issues.
Breast milk is recognised for its nutritional value – antibodies, enzymes and a whole load of stuff that is brilliant for babies… and apparently adults too.
I try to be all diplomatic and do the not judging thing but I just can’t seem to help myself.
When I was a child we regularly visited my aunt’s farm on family holidays and I remember once being totally freaked out by the fact that I was served warm just-from-the-cow’s-udder milk with my breakfast – it’s like I needed the security of processing and chemicals to keep me comfortable in my dairy consumption. Which is actually a little sad. Especially because nothing has changed.
But breast milk has the human factor attached. Drinking my own milk seems to cross some kind of mental boundary – but I would rather drink mine than somebody else’s!
All I can say is: each to his (or her) own. A little breast milk consumption never hurt anyone.