For the past few years, a debate has been ongoing between breastfeeding and formula-feeding mothers. The controversy was stirred up as a result of the infamous Breast is Bestcampaign.
This campaign increased pressure on mothers to breastfeed and has even led to the death of infants as a result of their mothers not producing enough milk.
According to American Pregnancy, the benefits of breastfeeding include infection-protection properties, essential fats needed for nervous system development, carbohydrates which reduce the amount of ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut, and numerous fat-soluble vitamins, including Vitamins A, D, E, and K.
So, while most people agree that breastfeeding their children is a better alternative to formula, how would you feel if another mother gave your child her breast milk without your knowledge?
One anonymous woman has been stirring waves online after confessing to just that.
In a post that has since gone viral, the mother admits to using her breast milk to make brownies for her child’s school bake sale.
The post reads, in part, “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). And it wasn’t even that much.”