Moms Saving Breast Milk to Make Jewelry Need a New Hobby

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breast milk jewelryOh moms. Just when you think you've heard it all, someone sets up an Etsy shop and starts selling "breast milk jewelry" made out of moms' own boob juice. And you thought the mom who couldn't throw out her baby girl's umbilical stump was clinging a little too tightly to her memories? You ain't seen nothing yet!

Apparently there exists a whole subculture of mothers who need wearable evidence of the fact that they breastfed. And Mommy Milk is happy to cater to them for the low, low price of $64 (that's on the low end, you can go up to $125 for something truly fancy).

The shop is run by a mom who named Allicia who says "breastfeeding is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I've ever had to do." She takes the milk, encases it in resin, and creates a Breast Milk Bead™ (yes, she has trademarked it).

Some folks around the web are calling the breast milk jewelry disgusting. I won't go there. It's breast milk, y'all! Kids drink it. Snooki takes shots of it. It's not like they're saving baby poop ... wait, maybe I shouldn't give anyone ideas. 

Because that's the real problem here, isn't it? The obsession with saving EVERYTHING from childhood.

Moms save the first lock of hair, the first pair of shoes, the coming home outfit, the baby teeth ... and now their breast milk. Where is it going to end? As the mother of a 7-year-old, I have to warn you, if you can't rein in your "gotta keep it" mentality now, you're going to be truly screwed come kindergarten when they bring home a new art project or worksheet (or 12) EVERY DAY.

So let's lay off saving the breast milk, shall we? You don't need a necklace to prove your mams made milk. You'll have a beautiful little person running around as proof enough that they had good nutrition in the early days.

If the money is really burning a hole in your pocket, here's an idea -- hire a local photographer to capture those bodacious breastfeeding boobs in some boudoir shots. Now that's a memento worth hanging on to!

Would you get your breast milk preserved in jewelry? Where would you wear it?

 

Image via Mommy Milk

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MOMMY... MOMMY2ACR

I think it's pretty neat lol but I'm weird. I don't think I'd drop $60 or brag to everyone that is my breast milk lol but it definitely a different kind of keepsake.

Tinemo Tinemo

I really like this idea! Breastfeeding was something I'm proud of, I'd love to have a keepsake of that.

Deweymom Deweymom

Totally not for me. I nursed my first for 12mo...the 2nd is still going at 18mo....I have teeth marks as memories. ;)

I'm not a big saver though...at my daughters first haircut the hairdresser was HORRIFIED when I said I didn't want the hair. I mean come on...it's HAIR! So breast milk? Yeah...I'm proud of it...but not to the point where I need to make it into jewelry.

Hannah Short

I think it's weird and I breastfed but I would never know that was breastmilk. It's actually a cool necklace. haha I wouldn't want one, though. I have a picture of me nursing my baby that I can look at when I feel like reminiscing about my daughter being itty bitty again. As for the keepsakes, I put my daughter's things in a shadow box frame. <3 Such an amazing way to display them and keep them safe. 

Eddie... EddiesMama83

Some moms must think producing milk is like some super power. People are so stupid. 

ILove... ILovemyPaulie

Either way I bet she's more busy now because of this article! Maybe you'll get a free bee!

femal... femaleMIKE

I would not buy it. 


I just got to applaud her for having an original idea for a business.  This may not be something I am interested in, but there got to be lots of women out there who are.  She found a market.

dekumama dekumama

I think it's pretty cool.I'd get one if I had some extra money laying around.

ashbe... ashbert13

Lol no!  So silly!

Lisa Stitzel Brown

I have all the proof that I need that I breast fed.  Three beautiful healthy daughters ages 21, 19, and 16.  I don't need a badge of honor saying that I did it.  

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