Saturday, November 14, 2009

Today's special: breastmilk cupcakes

Cupcakes are yummy, right? Just thinking about them makes my mouth water. That sugary sweet cake-y goodness that seems to melt in your mouth.

Well, what would you say if I handed you a cupcake and told you it was made with breast milk. Would you eat it then?

Ok, I'm a mom. I tried the breastfeeding thing for a whole, oh, two weeks. Yeah, it didn't last long. Even though it didn't pan out for this momma, I still highly admire those who do nurse. And who do it for a long period of time.

Ouch. My nipples hurt just thinking about it.

I have to tell you, though, as I was surfing the web for some good dessert recipes and "breast milk cupcakes" popped up, I honest to goodness thought it was a joke. And then I started reading about moms who actually serve these breast milk cupcakes to guests-one served them to 3o children at her daughters birthday party! I'm still not quite sure what I think about it. On one hand, it's milk. Milk is, even if it comes from humans, milk-right?

But then there's that other part of me screaming, " but it's breast milk!!" It just seems wrong. But is it? I don't know. What do you think? Are you up for some breast milk cupcakes?


  1. Just call me naive. But isn't breastmilk a bodily fluid? And isn't diseases such as Hepatitis and Aids spread through bodily fluids? I don't know the answer to these questions, but if my child was given a breastmilk cupcake, I might freak out. But, if the CDC and my pediatrician said that it was okay, and a good idea....then I would tell that momma to start mass producing her breastmilk cupcakes.

  2. According to,

    "Babies can get infected if they drink breast milk from an HIV-infected woman."

  3. um no... I am not upo for "breast milk cupcakes"... If a mom wants to make them for her brood them okay... but I don't want one!

    Gives me the creeps just thinking about it to be honest with you... and I am all for breast-feeding (even though it didn't work with me).

    Cute blog by the way! I found you because I saw that you are following me (I hope you enjoy my blog!)...

    - Melissa

  4. That is so disgusting!!!! I would hope that the person who made the cupcakes for the party told everyone first. Yuck!

    I am following you from MBC!!! I like yourblog and your blog design, it is pretty :-)


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