For all the new mothers out there, or for anyone who knows of anyone who has just given birth, this might be a way to make sure that their newborn is fed. A London company is offering an unusual dessert — ice cream made with human breast milk.
This new invention has been dubbed, “Baby Gaga”, sold out as soon as it launched by The Icecreamists, a trendy ice cream parlor.
The company paid women who donated their breast milk after a health screening. (If anyone is interested in making some extra money, this might be an option; just a thought.) The milk is then pasteurized and churned together with vanilla pods and lemon zest. End product, which is served in a martini glass, sells for 14 pounds ($22.50) each.
Matt O’Connor, who owns the company, says the product is “organic, free-range and totally natural.”
The Food Standards Agency says there are no specific laws prohibiting businesses from selling human milk products, although they must comply with general food safety laws to ensure the product is safe for consumption.
Now, my whole thought process about this is how come Americans didn’t come up with this idea? I mean after all studies have shown that breast milk does aids the development of a newborn tremendously. Breast-fed children are more resistant to disease and infection early in life, less likely to contract a number of diseases later in life, including juvenile diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and cancer before the age of 15 and mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop osteoporosis later in life, are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. Who couldn’t use all these advantages in today’s society? I mean the British are making the statement that babies aren’t the only ones who can take hold of all these benefits. Let’s hope for all our sakes that this doesn’t end up as the next Ben and Jerry’s flavor.