PETA vs. Ice Cream

I saw this tweeted by eMom about PETA trying to get Ben & Jerry’s to switch to breast milk for their ice cream. Obviously just another publicity ploy, which is about all they ever seem to accomplish, but for once I’ll take the bait.

A stupid notion at best. You just have to look at how hard it is to get human breast milk for babies in NICU, and how many mothers struggle with production anyhow to realize that this is ridiculous.

Hey, I’m pregnant and planning on breastfeeding. Of course this idea annoys me.

So far as I’m concerned, there are very few uses I would allow my breastmilk to be put to. The first is obviously to feed my child. As I have so far always been one of the lucky ones able to produce excess, the rest I hope to donate to a milk bank so that it is available for babies who need it.

Not for ice cream.

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4 Responses

  1. WOW…. I can’t believe they went there.

    Kudos to you for planning to breastfeed. Hopefully it will go smoothly and you will be able to donate to the milk bank as well! I chose to formula feed my babies but I still support breastfeeding mums to the hilt.

    This ice cream idea…hmm, not so much. 😉

  2. Julie says:

    I’m with you. I breastfed my kids, and I know how hard it was to produce enough milk for them. Cows produce several gallons of milk a day. What a stupid suggestion that was that PETA came up with!

  3. That is silliest thing I’ve ever heard of! What a buncy of nuts!

  4. Oops! I meant bunch, not buncy! LOLOL!

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