Breast milk ice cream? Is that even healthy? Yes, says London’s Icecreamists Parlour in Covent Garden. Icecreamists plans to serve this tasty treat and is labeling it organic and free-range. They’re calling it Baby Gaga ice cream. I have to admit, it’s a great name. Plus, you can’t deny being human is about as free-range as it gets. Is it organic? Well, that depends. What did Mom eat for breakfast? Where are they getting the breast milk anyway? Is it safe?
Are we milking humans now? Is that healthy? As if milking cows wasn’t strange enough, now we’re making ice cream from breast milk? Well, at least we’re not injecting Moms with HGA and antibiotics like they do the cows. I have to say, it’s certainly more natural to drink human milk. After all, it was made for us, unlike the milk we drink now, which is meant for baby cows.
Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream is healthy, I guess. Still, where’s the quality control? I want to know what these women are eating. How do we know their breasts are sterile? It seems Icecreamists is using the same type of test blood donors take for their milk donors. I guess that makes sense. I’d probably feel better if there was some type of pasteurization process as well.
How much does this healthy breast milk ice cream gig pay? Icecreamists is pricing their Baby Gaga ice cream at a premium 14 pounds (that’s about $23 US) per serving. That allows them to pay breast milk donors a whopping 15 pounds for every ten ounces of breast milk. How do you sign up? Well, first of all, you must live in or near London for convenience of commute. Moms who’ve been interviewed responded to an online ad on Mumsnet.Or, I guess you could just place a call to Icecreamists.
Commentary: I don’t even know where to begin. It sounds like a profitable venture for lactating London Moms. Might help buy a few “nappies”, right? As for whether I would partake in this pricey treat, well, first of all, I don’t think I can afford Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream. Second of all, as much as I believe in breast feeding, the idea of eating ice cream made from the breast milk of another woman is just too weird. Actually, it’s downright disgusting. Sorry, Icecreamists, Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream just isn’t my cup of tea.
Update: Baby Gaga Breast Milk ice Cream has now been confiscated and banned (at least temporarily) pending safety analysis.
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