The internet is lactating with outrage over a mom’s claims that she used her breast milk to make a batch of brownies… for a school bake sale!
In the alleged Facebook post, which was screengrabbed and reshared by popular group Sanctimommy, the unidentified mom claimed she needed “advice” after other parents found out she added the self-produced secret ingredient in her baked goods.
The mom “didn’t think it was a big deal” she added a little something extra to her recipe, but was looking for advice on how to handle the other moms “blowing it out of proportion.”
Unsurprisingly, most of the responses were filled with disgust. Commenters on the Sanctimommy page were quick to point out that breast milk “can carry diseases,” as one commenter added:
“Which is why legit donation services screen the milk before passing it along to moms and their babies. Secretly feeding children that aren’t yours baked goods with your bodily fluids in them in gross.”
Others weren’t as sour. Some even responded with humor, as one user quipped:
“It’s like that one time I made lemonade with my urine because I ran out of water and didn’t feel like going to the store to get more.”
At least we hope that was a joke…
The FDA deems it unsafe to feed a child with breast milk from a source other than the baby’s mother without screening, as it leads the risk of “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.”
It’s worth noting the validity of the post hasn’t been confirmed, but the backlash it gave birth to is growing by the minute. Read the post for yourself (below).