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Guest blogger Ronda Kaysen: Breast milk soufflé, anyone? Or how about some steamed breast milk with for that latte? Leave it to a Swiss restaurateur to put mother's milk on the menu. Hans Locher, owner of Storchen restaurant in the exclusive Winterthur resort, made headlines this week when he added human breast milk to his restaurant's menu.

woman holding glass of milk saying i pumped it myself

Diners can now enjoy meat stews, soups and sauces made with 75% human breast milk. "We have all been raised on it. Why should we not include it in our diet?" Locher told reporters. Apparently, the idea of mother's milk as an ingredient came to him after his daughter was born. It looks like sleep deprivation led to the Midnight Mama Milkshake special.

Locher might think mother's milk is a worthy ingredient to serve upscale diners, but he thinks little of its economic value. He's offering women about $5.30 for 14 ounces of their liquid gold. (For anyone who's ever spent time attached to a breast pump, that's some sorry compensation.)

Swiss authorities are flummoxed about what to do: The law is unclear when it comes to feeding breast milk to grownups. Go figure.

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6 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous September 18, 2008, 11:27 PM

Yuck! Are they screening the donors for disease, etc.?

M.L. September 19, 2008, 6:24 PM

This is gross!!!! I don’t want to drink a strangers breast milk!!!! When my son was in the NICU, I wouldn’t even taste my own.

Shay September 19, 2008, 7:34 PM

Good point. And do they make it clear on the menu and do they offer an alternative?

A mother May 9, 2009, 2:56 PM

Um..wont even taste your own breastmilk, but you’ll give it to your son?

You sound like a twit.

Anna P. August 23, 2009, 6:13 PM

I for one would drink it. I find it odd that we would drink another species milk everyday, yet be so repulsed by our own. That’s me.

Ten Tees January 8, 2011, 9:08 PM

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