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New Mom Secrets: I Sometimes Use Breast Milk for Cooking

by The Stir Bloggers on October 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM

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

Question: Have you ever drank your own breast milk?
  1. Yes. 34%
  2. No. 64%
  3. Other. Please explain below. 1%
Total Votes: 123
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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!


If you have a new mom secret you'd like to share anonymously, PM me.

Past confessions:

My Baby Annoys Me

I Took My Baby to a Bar

I Drove My Baby Without a Car Seat

I Forgot My Baby's Name!

I Leave My Twin Babies Home Alone

I Let My Baby Wear a Dirty Diaper

I Wish I Never Had a Baby

Filed Under: breastfeeding, mom confessions


  • auror...


    October 21, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    It'd be a million times healthier than cow milk, that's for sure.

  • toria...


    October 21, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Wow. Uck.

  • rojo11


    October 21, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    That is really funny! I think my boyfriend would die if he heard this! lol He is such a baby when it comes to breast milk but as long as it works!

  • momav...


    October 21, 2009 at 3:15 PM


  • bluel...


    October 21, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    I've tasted mine.  hahaha  I want to find fun recipes for soap or lotion or things of that nature to use milk that is too old to feed my child.  That'd be neat.

  • nily


    October 21, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    EWWW That's not honest LOL. For babies good is meant to be but for cooking ewwww. I saw the past article about breastmilk soap bar and that could be nice but to consume AGAIN EWWW.

  • Kryst...


    October 21, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    It's human milk people.  It's not like you're cooking with urine.

  • Cynthje


    October 21, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    in my opinion its to sweet to use for cooking! So cows milk (that is made for cows babies) is ok but breastmilk is gross? I will never understand that.

  • nmmama09


    October 21, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    That is funny! Some people will drink milk that came from a cow's udder (and we haven't even met the cow!) and was intended for cow babies, but they won't drink milk that was meant for humans that comes from our own body? I've never drank my own milk either, something to think about.

  • mommy...


    October 21, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    lol krysta

    i've tasted mine. i haven't cooked anything for dh or me w/ it, but i use it to make my baby's cereal or put it in some of his food.

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