Olivia Wilde Just Did WHAT With Breast Milk?!

It seems like every celebrity is jumping in on the ALS #IceBucketChallenge -- including post-birth new moms Kelly Clarkson, Emily Blunt, and Olivia Wilde. But Wilde took her ALS video in a whole new direction when she chose to pour breast milk (yes, you read that right!), instead of water, on herself.

In the video below, Wilde is seen next to a (rather large!) green bucket filled with a milky white liquid. She says, "I hope it's okay. Couldn't find any water, so I'm gonna use breast milk. Took me all night to make this!" Then she lifts the entire bucket and pours the ice-cold milk on herself!

Some commentators have already noted that Wilde's breast milk reveal is most likely a joke -- and she even published the explanation tweet below.

"Oh wait some of you thought that was really breast milk? Oh dear. Uh thank you? But my boobs aren't that generous. Haha."

— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) August 24, 2014

Whew. We're relieved! August is also Breastfeeding Awareness Month, so we're glad Wilde didn't just waste several gallons of precious breast milk that some moms would be desperate to have! Wilde probably used soy or almond milk, as she is a vegan (who only ditched her diet temporarily during pregnancy).

On average, breastfeeding moms can pump 2-4 ounces of milk in 15-20 minutes, which equals roughly 1-2 cups per hour. If 16 cups equals 1 gallon...well, any mom would be in for a long, long, long night of pumping! Of course, pumping all night long is not really possible or recommended -- experts advise against pumping milk after 20 minutes to prevent breast pain and damage. After all, even if a mom's breasts are engorged with milk, there's still only so much breast milk a mom can pump in a day. Also, not all moms are able to breastfeed -- some have problems producing milk to pump...and as a breastfeeding mom herself (just check out Wilde's recent photos in Glamour!), she knows the difficulties of pumping milk.

Still, milk controversy aside, we applaud Wilde for supporting a worthy cause to spread awareness about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Tell us: Would you ever use breast milk if you created a ALS #IceBucketChallenge video?

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