Do you think this mom was in the wrong for using breast milk as a rather unconventional brownie ingredient?

By Melissa Willets
July 24, 2017
Brownie with Breast Milk
Credit: etorres/Shutterstock

An anonymous mom's Facebook post to the page Sanctimommy, in which she claims to have used breast milk in brownies for a school bake sale has the Internet divided on whether or not she crossed a line.

In the now-viral post, the mom admits she ran out of milk, and didn't think using her own supply would be a big deal. "Some of those kids [at school] could use the nutrition let's be honest," she writes.

When another mom found out about her "secret" ingredient, which she says she didn't even use that much of, the issue got blown out of proportion, according to the poster. She then appeals to the web for suggestions on what to do. And, predictably, folks weren't afraid to help out.

"How about it's sanctimonious because she felt it was perfectly fine (Justified even) to feed everyone her bodily fluids without their knowledge or permission," one commenter asserted, clearly speaking for many who "liked" her opinion.

"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," another commenter joked.

But some commenters had a more serious response to "browniegate." "Honestly this is actually a damn near criminal offense!" one wrote. Indeed, according to the CDC, HIV and other serious infectious diseases can be transmitted through breast milk.

Meanwhile, someone else wondered how the other mom found out about breast milk being in the brownies. And yet other commenters were scratching their heads as to what kind of brownie recipe even calls for milk of any kind.

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In the end, I'm not sure this post is even real. But if this incident really happened, then I'll side with those who think the idea of serving a group of unconsenting people your breast milk, probably isn't cool. Especially since such a small amount isn't likely to offer them anything other than the gross-out factor.

What is your take on this surprising use of breast milk?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger/mom. Find her on Facebook and Instagram where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.