Mum sparks outrage after selling brownies made with her breast milk

Publish Date
Monday, 24 July 2017, 12:13PM

We all know how busy being a mum is.

Especially when we're rushing to get things done for our children, like organising food for the school's bake sale.

But according to this social-media post, one mum took it way too far — by adding breast milk to her brownie recipe.

"I didn't have time to run to the store and didn't think it was a big deal," she wrote. "Some of those kids could use the nutrition, let's be honest. And it wasn't even that much."

She then continued that "one of the other moms found out and [is] blowing it way out of proportion."

More than 1,000 people have commented with exactly what they think. And we have to say, some of the comments were pretty funny...

But apart from a few entertaining sarcastic comments, the majority of users were VERY angry.

"Honestly this is actually a damn near criminal offence! Breast milk, like blood or semen, can carry diseases, 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, shady and borderline psychotic. Wait, not borderline, it's full-blown psychotic," one mother wrote.

That comment was echoed by many others saying they were concerned the milk was not safe for people to eat.

The US Food and Drug Administration's guidelines for using other people's breast milk to feed your baby explicitly advises not to use unscreened breastmilk obtained through strangers or the internet.

"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.