Breast Milk Flavored Lollipops Do More Harm Than Good

breastmilk lollipopTurning breast milk into sweet treats is old hat at this point. People make ice cream with breast milk, use it in baking, hell, there's even jewelry made from breast milk. But a company has come out with a new treat for your little one to enjoy when whipping out the boob isn't possible: Breast milk lollipops.

At first, my reaction to this was: "Do we really need another dessert that contains breast milk as an ingredient?" Then when I heard the lollipop company's CEO explain his reasoning behind the pop, I kind of turned -- "breast milk can turn a screaming, furious child into a docile, contented one," Jason Darling said.

Then I realized -- wait, these lollis don't actually contain breast milk? They're just breast milk flavored? What's the point?

I get that breast milk can quell a fussy or crying child, but you know what else can? A lollipop! A lollipop that's any flavor. You could probably give your child a water-flavored lollipop and they'd be fine with it. It's not like the kid is getting the benefits of breast milk from this lollipop. It's just a lollipop. And side note: I'd like to know what, exactly, is in it that makes it breast milk-flavored.

I'm all for breastfeeding your child until you damn-well please. And if you want to make gelato and fondit with it, that's all you. Live and let live. But I definitely won't be giving my child a breast milk-flavored lollipop once she's old enough to enjoy lollis. Why? Not to be that annoying mom, but I'd rather give her an organic, "natural as, um, possible" lollipop from Whole Foods or the health food store as opposed to this. Or heck, even a Dum Dum. I doubt breast milk-flavored pops have much more nutrional value.

Would you give your kid a breast milk-flavored lollipop?

 

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LadyM... LadyMinni

I wouldn't give my kid a breastmilk lollipop, but the idea of a breastmilk flavored lollipop just grosses me out.  Somehow that just seems even worse than one that actually contains breastmilk -and it doesn't even carry the risk of what is in the milk. What is "breastmilk flavored?" I haven't had it in over 18 years, so I don't remember what breastmilk tastes like, but is it very different from cow milk? Did they use sweetened, condensed milk? How much sugar did they pump into it?


No. Just no.

Nurse... Nursekelly1980

Odd. I agree a plain old lollipop will get the same reaction from a kid. And if you are giving it to a breastfed tot, you are just going to piss it off cuz it's not beast milk lol

Caera Caera

SO, SO DISGUSTING!!!


I just threw up in my mouth a little.


It tasted better than those lollipops.


UGH

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Uh, no. I could see making a little breast milk Popsicle for a ridiculously hot day maybe but a candy lollipop is just silly. 

Jami VB

Breast milk flavored anything just sounds disgusting!

nonmember avatar NoWay

I don't see the problem with it. It's no worse then any other flavor of lollipop. And breast milk tastes nothing like cows milk. It is much sweeter and I can see why babies like it. I know because I breastfed my kids and I was curious so I tasted it. And before people tell me how gross I am, I will just say that I am not afraid of my body, etc. If it's good enough for my kids, it's good enough for me to taste. (And for the record, formula tastes disgusting, but my kids ate that, too...) :)

Rhonda Neeley Stephens

Yea, No.  I wouldn't start my kid out on sugar of any kind that young.  Find a healthy snack to pacify your tot.  What kind of chemicals did they brew up for breastmilk flavored anyway?

Rachel Parks

I think its a great idea!

Leia Morrell Sills

Um WTF? Where can't you breastfeed that you can have a toddler and a lolly? I would not use it, I would nurse a child who wanted to nurse and save treats for something that actually sounds yummy

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