Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Breastmilk Ice Cream: Would you consider it? Too taboo?

There has been much controversy lately over Baby GaGa, aka Breastmilk Ice Cream.  One London shop can't keep it in stock.  There are many interesting cases both for and against this.

Some say they'd definitely serve it to their kids or toddler but they personally wouldn't eat it.  Others suggest it's unsanitary, can pass diseases and is downright gross.  What are your thoughts on this topic?  Should there be such a thing?  Would you try some?

Personally, if I were still breastfeeding I would certainly attempt to make some on my own.  Purchasing it would be another story completely.  I think I'd have to do a lot of research on the production, their donors, etc. before I'd consider it.

However, we drink cows milk and goats milk and eat all sorts of other dairy so why should this be considered so taboo?  What do you think?


  1. I think, maybe, if I could make my own for my child I would. But I really don't think I would ever feed my child ice cream made from someone else's breast milk? Too much can be passed to a child from the breast milk, from diseases to strange things the providing mother has ingested (drugs or what have you). Once upon a time wet-nursing was acceptable, but, in today's society I just don't think it is appropriate (or safe, really). Especially for a food item that isn't technically necessary?