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Mom allegedly uses breast milk in bake-sale brownies, disgusts the entire internet
Photo via Hermann Kaser/Flickr (CC-BY-SA)
She thought the kids ‘could use the nutrition.’
Sometimes, when we run out of ingredients, we get creative with our cooking. Like, out of sugar? Add honey. Or just add more butter. Always add more butter.
But on the Facebook page Sanctimommy, one parent is getting a lot of heat for deciding to use her own breast milk for brownies she brought to a school bake sale.
“I need some advice,” the mom’s anonymous Facebook post starts. “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 let’s be honest).”
According to the woman’s post, which was brought to the attention of Sanctimommy and reposted there, one of the other moms at the school found out about the brownie baker’s breast milk recipe and decided to warn everyone about her offerings.
I shall forever remember today as the day I stopped supporting bake sales.
Suffice to say, it’s unclear whether the breast milk brownies are real or not. The post could just be from an elaborate troll. But many Facebook and Twitter users have responded harshly to the mom’s idea, arguing that her recipe is utterly foul (and borderline morally repulsive).
Others pointed out that brownies don’t need milk. You can bake a set without using any dairy, human or otherwise, because most brownie mixes come with powdered milk inside.
Did you read the two posts tho? She put breastmilk in her brownies, which was unnecessary (brownie mix has powdered milk).
— Ornery Young Gunz (@OrneryYG) July 18, 2017
As it turns out, doctors suggest that children shouldn’t drink unscreened breast milk from strangers. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns that informal breast milk sharing could cause infections in children.
“In my mind, it’s a risky business,” Dr. Joan Younger Meek told U.S. News. “Even the informal sharing between mom’s sister and the mother’s best friend–there are still risks to that because you don’t know the full health history or if the milk was stored in clean containers.”
In other words, brownies and human breast milk do not mix well with each other. They’re best left apart.
Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She is Daily Dot's Trans/Sex columnist. Her work has appeared at Waypoint, Truthout, Bitch Media, Kill Screen, Rolling Stone's Glixel, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.