Alyssa Milano Explains Why It's Worth 'Crying' Over Spilled Breast Milk After Airport Scuffle

alyssa milanoBreastfeeding is liquid gold and valuable to not only the nursing baby, but definitely the pumping mama. So when Heathrow Airport allegedly confiscated Alyssa Milano's breast milk, the actress took to Twitter to voice her unhappiness. How she released an official statement to Us Weekly and shows us just how powerful celebrity moms can be.

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Yes, she's still unhappy that all the hard work she put into pumping was fruitless, but her statement is much more powerful. Here's what she had to say:

I realize there are much larger issues going on in the world. And I don’t want to turn this into a bigger issue than it is but I will say this … breastfeeding my children has been one of the greatest joys of my life.

Every ounce of milk I’m able to produce for my child is nothing short of a miracle and to watch that milk be thrown away without any regard for my baby, was heartbreaking. It’s not the fault of the security in the airport; they’re following orders to keep us all safe. But I do I feel it is a policy that needs thoughtful reconsideration.  I’m glad this has started a dialogue. My only hope is to make things easier for moms, breastfeeding and formula feeding moms, everywhere.

We write and talk about celebrity moms practically every single day because they're powerful. They have soapboxes, audiences, and followers that enable them to publicize these issues.

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While moms around the country and world may not have the same reach as these celebrity moms, instances like this, and celebrities like Milano can throw national (and international) attention at these issues. These are conversations we should all be having.

Sometimes, all it takes it just a little bit of celebrity power to shed some much-needed light on issues that plague all moms, everywhere.

What do you make of Milano's statement?

 

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