One of my most memorable trips was to Sri Lanka in Sept 2014. One day. we decided to be adventurous and took the train from Gaul straight up to Colombo. The locals were so friendly and helpful, even talked to an old man that was nursed by a Malaysian when he was a kid, he could speak some Malay words. How crazy was that?
We sat next to a young couple with two kids, the younger one was being breastfed as we settled down. I couldn't help but felt a little bit embarrassed honestly, tried to help her cover it up, but she merely smiled at me. After that both mother and child looked so calm and serene, it was one of the most beautiful feeling that i hoped was captured in the picture.
I guess breastfeeding does calm both mother and child. In my case, even the passengers. :)
In my journey as a 'soapreneur' (He calls me that), I have received quite a large number of enquiries about making breast milk soaps from mothers. Before you hit the 'cart' button for BreastMilksoaps, please spend some time to continue with this article.
Putting aside the question whether anyone would buy/use a breast milk soap from an unknown donor ( I mean, i drink milk from cows that i don't know. I'm still trying to come to terms with that), the bigger concern I think is the controversy behind it.
Many people are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding to mothers and babies, therefore i will not elaborate on it. For more compelling reasons to breastfeed, you can checkout this site.
There are some mothers that can't produce enough milk for their babies, or couldn't produce milk in the first hour after labour. In fact, according to UNICEF, 77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life. - 2
I am not against making breast milk soap, however, i hope you decide to do that only when the milk is no longer good for consumption (e.g. Defrosted and frozen again for too many times) but has not turned bad. Then, I'll be more than happy to make gentle and safe breast milk soaps for you and your family.