Alyssa Milano Is Mad She Had Her Breast Milk Confiscated At The Airport
Proud breastfeeding mom Alyssa Milano had a bottle of her breast milk taken away at the airport, prompting her to vent her frustration on Twitter.
The actress was traveling through London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday when she had 10 ounces of pumped breast milk she was carrying confiscated by authorities. Unhappy, Milano tweeted to her nearly 3 million Twitter followers (and the official Heathrow account):
(2 of 2) They said they would let the pumped milk through if I had the baby with me. Why would I need to pump if I had the baby with me????— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015
The official Heathrow account responded fairly quickly, saying it was against government regulations:
That answer still did not satisfy Milano, who continued:
.@HeathrowAirport I would have happily spread milk in different containers (which I travel with) to comply to those liquid rules. Instead, milk was taken away with no discussion. Shampoo, lotions, etcetera were simply tested and handed back with no issue. Makes no sense at all.
PS. Another reason it makes no sense - when I got past security it was time to pump again so... I did carry on 5 ounces of breast milk.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015
To add insult to injury, Milano also happened to lose one of her breast pumps that she checked in (via TwitLonger):
PPS. I travel w/ a portable Medela breast pump on the plane. Hoping this is just a weird coincidence but my other breast pump that I checked w/ the rest of my baggage... is lost. Everything arrived at my final destination except my hospital grade breast pump. Filling out a lost baggage claim now.
If you're wondering why a mom would pump their breast milk even without their child present, Milano tweeted back at a fan saying that breastfeeding moms freeze their breast milk for later use.
Milano is an outspokenly proud breastfeeding mom, who has posted candid photos on her personal Instagram of her breastfeeding her infant daughter:
Milan Kundera quote! Classy.