Most couples have distinctive and unique ways to commemorate intimacy, but some netizens believe that this particular gesture is a little too close for comfort…
The uproar on social media stems from a local man’s TikTok clip where he was seen pouring what appeared to be excess breastmilk that was not consumed by his son over a variety of cut fruit placed in a small plastic container.
To date, the video has garnered more than 1 million views and received more than 50,000 likes from netizens, just 2 days after it was shared on the app.
@mr.rorroyAgak2 rasa apa ek 😋♬ Это любовь – Амирчик
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- “What do you think it tastes like?” he queried in the caption. (Apparently, it’s a slightly milder/ tasteless version of McDonald’s vanilla sundae.)
Satirical or not, netizens in the comments section united in disbelief, one going so far as to imagine an instance where the man brings the organic meal to the office and is asked to share it with his colleagues.
Others noted that while it was not particularly immoral, the idea of a grown man ingesting breastmilk was simply off-putting.
Then came the question of whether the act was halal or not, in which many local Muslims defended the man’s behaviour saying that it was permissible as he was only consuming the leftovers and not depriving the child of nourishment.
It was also mentioned that, since the man is of age, he will not be considered his wife’s “child” by feeding on her breastmilk.
Apart from religious concerns, Medicinenet reports that consuming breastmilk is perfectly safe if the source is free of infectious diseases such as cytomegalovirus, hepatitis B and C, human immunodeficiency virus, or syphilis.
Research on samples of breastmilk purchased online found that 93 percent of the samples contained bacteria, with gram-negative microbes accounting for 74% of the total.
Gram-negative bacteria can cause respiratory problems like pneumonia as well as gastrointestinal issues like diarrhoea. Bacterial growth is most probably caused by poor sterilisation techniques used during milk expression, cleaning supplies, storing milk, and transporting milk.
Human breastmilk from a milk bank is fairly safe because it is filtered for contamination and pasteurised, making it free of toxic compounds.
Adults, on the other hand, do not require breastmilk for health reasons. If you want to try it, make sure to get it from a reliable source – the breasts of a trusted lactating partner or a facility that has gone through the necessary testing…
Breastmilk salad, anyone?