In a July Facebook post, someone confessed to using her breast milk to bake brownies that were sold at a school bake sale.
A screenshot of the message was shared on the Facebook page Sanctimommy, accompanied by the caption, "I shall forever remember today as the day I stopped supporting bake sales," as reported by the Daily Mail.
The responsible mother posted about it on Facebook:
I need some advice. I made brownies for my school bake sale that had breast milk in them. I didn't have time to run to the store and didn't think it was a big deal (some of those kids could use the nutrition let's be honest). And it wasn't even that much. One of the other moms found out and are blowing it way out of proportion. Idk what to do! Any suggestion?
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The person's name and location is obscured on the screenshot, casting doubt on the authenticity of the odd confession. But whether the news of the breast milk brownies is real or fake, it did succeed in yielding some witty comments.
One user mocked the confession. "It's like that one time I made lemonade with my urine because I ran out of water and didn't feel like going to the store to get more," they wrote. "I only drink Perrier so they were getting, like, the best urine ever. I don't know why everyone was so mad about it."
Another sarcastically imagined the other mothers as health food fanatics. "Clearly the other moms are upset because you baked brownies with sugar and flour," the post read. "Next time try a sugar-free, gluten-free recipe and you should be fine. Pro-tip: make them soy-free as well. And obviously, sneak in some spinach and quinoa."
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Still another weighed in on a more serious note. "Honestly this is actually a damn near criminal offense. Breast milk, like blood or semen, can carry diseases, which is why legit donation services screen the milk before passing it along to moms and their babies."
The reference to semen recalls the December 2016 case of three high school boys in Nebraska who incorporated seminal fluid into a recipe in Home Economics class.
According to an anonymous law enforcement officer quoted by the Omaha World-Herald, the teacher assigned the class to bake turnovers and frost them. While the pastries were baking, the three boys went to the bathroom and two of them produced semen, then mixed it into the frosting, and ultimately applied it to the turnovers.
Another student, who had overheard the plot, told the teacher about it, but not until she had already sampled one of the tainted turnovers.
When confronted by school administrators, the boys confessed. Police were summoned to the scene, where they seized the contaminated frosting as forensic evidence. Although police wanted to charge the boys with a felony, they were informed by prosecutors that there is no law in Nebraska that governs anything like what the boys did.