^^^ I've never been, but I remember how heavenly it smelled driving through there!
Anyway, I'm a little sceptical about how much milk is actually in it. There isn't a lot of milk in ice cream, is there? It's mainly cream. How much cream is there in breast milk? They don't have that much of it (small donations from 15 women) so there must be very small amounts in the actual ice cream.
This brings me back to my original points. It's for publicity. Or people with fetishes and serious mother issues
You're also right about the contagion thing; there are far fewer things we're going to catch from a cow than from another human. My dad is a dairy farmer, and the things cows catch and get vaccinated for is quite a different list from what humans can catch and get vaccinated against. BSE/Creutzfeldt-Jakob is an exception, but it can't be transmitted through milk. I'm also pretty confident that, at least in the US, the meat supply is safe with the various regulations on what can and cannot be fed to livestock, the age that the livestock has to be under if it's for human consumption, etc.
Going back to breast milk vs. cows' milk for human consumption, my thought on it is that I know where my cows are sleeping at night. I'm reasonably sure I know where everyone else's cows are sleeping at night. Notsomuch with random women who are donating their breastmilk.
With the caveat that cows hardly ever truly go to sleep, most spend their nights out on pasture or in stalls in a barn, not doing things with others.
Basically, you don't always know what humans (even breastfeeding ones) have been up to.
In the early 80's, breast milk donations were done for infants whose mothers could not produce milk or had stopped breast feeding and their infants had a milk-soy protein intolerance severe enough for the IV nutritional administration. These were babies who would have died because of the severity of their allergy. AFAIK, the advent of newer infant formulas and the discovery that AIDS could be transmitted via breast milk, these donations ceased or decrease demand.
I do find it a EWWW factor, but just putting a different view on it.
And I don't think that this kind of publicity is helping reduce the squick factor when it comes to breastfeeding infants in public. People still get grossed out by that, and this ice cream isn't helping matters!
I want bitty!
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
Yes, especially since most moms want privacy and quiet for the baby to eat and cover themselves with a blanket. Not that the site of a naked boob dripping with milk would offend me but I do think it's a private and intimate thing. If however someone wants to let it all hangout, I really don't care.
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from Speedy Death
Gaga is an idiot. This article has the owner's reaction, and he's right. She can't lay claim to the word and most of her stuff is recycled. And as much as I like Lady Gaga's outrageousness, that meat dress was just revolting, so she's a tad hypocritical. Besides - it had been taken off the shelves before she started.
Here is an article about a woman who tasted it before though.
The owner of this parlour is a PR genius. He must have drummed up so much business because of this publicity. Even I want to go and check it out
can vegans have human breast milk?
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