I think this time around, there might be reason to cry over spilled milk, because feeding breast milk to people other than your baby could potentially be hazardous, and putting them in brownies without telling anyone is downright foolish.
An anonymous mom looking for baking advice on Facebook, posted that she “didn’t have time to run to the store,” and felt that using her own breast milk would the a perfect substitute for her child’s bake sale brownies.
The post went viral and comments came flooding in on this mom’s lack of judgement—some were jokes, but some were justifiably irate by the situation.
They say breast milk has a lot of redeeming vitamins and nutrients, right? While that may be true, it is technically not safe to consume breast milk that has not been properly screened. The FDA warns that unscreened breast milk puts individuals at risk for exposure to infectious diseases, and chemical contaminants.
Anytime we eat anything labeled as “homemade,” we run the risk of being exposed to these dangers, so it might be a good idea to ask questions about what’s being used to make those delicious brownies you bought at the farmer’s market.