New Mom Secrets: I Sometimes Use Breast Milk for Cooking


new mom secretsIt's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

I sometimes use breast milk for food I make if I'm out of store-bought milk. — anonymous


Have you ever drank your own breast milk?

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We all have secrets and opinions—so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation nonjudgmental!


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Phils... PhilsBabyMama

I hate drinking black coffee and one day I was out of creamer and milk, so I just used some breast milk. :)  It actually tasted better than coffee with regular milk in it, as breast milk is naturally sweeter.

pinkc... pinkcicle709

I agree with alot of these woman, Youll drink milk made for a calf but you wont drink milk made for your child. I never tasted my milk- but I wouldnt be opposed to using it.

momlo... momlovesadam

I know its good milk and its healthy but for some reason i find the idea  very gross!

RoseW... RoseWarburton

I use mine to cook with, I'm actually looking for some new recipes so if anyone has some that would be great.

nonmember avatar mommytobe

I love all the comments about cows milk for baby cows/human milk for baby humans. I had a picture pop in my head of human dairy farms like we have cow dairy farms and thought it was too funny. Use it while ya got it, you and the babes can only benefit!!

mama_... mama_miche

haha @ hmmama09's comment. i was just thinking the same thing! why it is so difficult for us to wrap our heads around the idea of drinking our own breastmilk when he feed it to our own children! i know i have never tried tasting my own milk, and i can't imagine doing so either. but i sure am adament about my son drinking it exclusively.

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certainly healthy  not sure if i would do it

nonmember avatar Bree

For all those who said that it's weird to drink cow's milk but not breast milk, should we be consuming human flesh instead of cow's because we've never "met the cow"? Get a life you sickos.

nonmember avatar Rebekah

I wish I was capable of pumping my breast milk because it would replace cows milk all together in our house if I could. Breast is best no matter what the age! lol

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