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'It's like drinking your saliva' - Cont.
by Clara Chow


A straw poll of my mummy friends revealed some interesting views. A friend who breastfed her two daughters for more than 20 months each said that she could never bring herself to taste it because the idea of consuming something made solely to nourish one’s baby, and a human product to boot, is just gross to her.

Another said that it was like “spitting out your saliva and then drinking it”. Among the mothers not averse to the idea, the consensus was that it’s too much of a good thing to waste. Plus, it’s sweet.

The Supportive Spouse, who thinks nothing of licking the drops on his wrist after testing the temperature of heated-up breast milk on it (unlike Ross Geller in an infamous episode of the sitcom, Friends), says it tastes much better than infant formula.

So, will I be making cheese out of my milk any time soon? No, because our four-month-old son is chugging it down so fast, I have none to spare. But I’ll certainly be keeping the recipe handy for after he’s weaned.

If that makes you feel grossed out, well, I say again, to each their own.


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readers' comments
In Lego Land there are no liquids. No breast milk. No sweat. No semen. No vaginal juices. Not even blood! This story is as pointless as the posting I am posting here and now - accept my apologies and go back to your evening meal.
Posted by Trouser Press on Wed, 17 Mar 2010 at 19:09 PM
lol... i agree with what you said internetexplorer...
Posted by ShinHime on Wed, 17 Mar 2010 at 17:57 PM
Hold this though....

I drink a glass of milk every day -- it came from a mother cow. It came from her utter aka the cow's bosom.
Posted by internetexplorer on Mon, 15 Mar 2010 at 21:43 PM
Only STUPID PEOPLE thinks that drinking breast milk is gross. It's amazing how dumb and prejudice people can be.
Posted by Southernskies on Mon, 15 Mar 2010 at 16:24 PM
And to add further -- no wonder Singapore has a low baby birth rate. I assume the idea of exchanging body fluids to procreate with their husbands is so gross that the act of "making love" must be a horrid affair.

Has anyone tasted semen?
After all and I quote "Another said that it was like “spitting out your saliva and then drinking it”.

In fact -- beter not even kiss you husband on Valentine's Day -- after all -- lip to lip contact means saliva exchange.

Obiviously some people need a "return" to nature. Maybe it's living in sterile HDBs that people forgot their "roots".
Posted by internetexplorer on Mon, 15 Mar 2010 at 13:12 PM

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