Heathrow Airport confiscates Alyssa Milano's breast milk

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This story first appeared on babble and is reprinted with permission.

Breastfeeding mothers are about to be seething with anger at Heathrow Airport.

Alyssa Milano, mother to son Milo, 3, and daughter Elizabella, 7 months, was passing through security at the London airport when she was informed they would need to take her breast milk. That's right, you can take your teeny tiny bottle of shampoo on board the plane, but certainly not the liquid needed to sustain your child.

Milano took to Twitter to express her disappointment and confusion, tweeting:


The airport responded from their Twitter account explaining that without a baby present, the government requires all liquids over 5 ounces in checked baggage. She went on to write:


It's bad enough that most women are ridiculed for breastfeeding in public, but this restriction forces them into an even worse situation: not being able to provide for their hungry child. Not only was the milk confiscated, it was thrown away!

Milano continued tweeting her frustrations:

"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. Shampoos, lotions, etcetera were simply tested and handed back with no issue. Makes no sense at all."

She questioned why Heathrow didn't just test her breast milk like the rest of her liquid toiletries. Yeah, we were wondering the same thing. Hopefully some good will come of this incident, and it will spark airports to re-examine their policies regarding breast milk in carry-ons. There's no doubt something needs to change.

We're on your side, Alyssa.

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