While we've heard some weird stories from Burning Man this year, this story might just take the cake. Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal, founder of the period underwear company Thinx decided it was a wise idea to give out her breast milk to the people at Burning man this year.
Apparently, every few hours Agrawal would pump her breasts and give out the milk to the people at Burning Man. Agrawal wrote that “some people downed a whole four ounces hoping for a hangover cure” while “some wanted it for their coffees to make lattes. So many were excited and curious to try it. I drank some too when I ran out of water, it tastes like sweet coconut milk!”
While this seems innocent and fun to try, a report by Newsweek says that adults really shouldn't drink human breast milk. In fact, research shows it may be a health hazard.
Take a look at the pictures and videos of Agrawal giving away her breast milk from Burning Man below.
I pumped my breasts every three hours at @burningman and gave away most of my milk. Some people downed a whole four ounces hoping for a hangover cure. Some wanted it for their coffee to make lattes. So many were excited and curious to try it. I drank some too when I ran out of water, it tastes like sweet coconut milk! So many people told me that they had no idea that I had to keep pumping every three hours because they didn't know that breasts would become engorged and super painful if they were not pumped – nature's way of keeping mama and baby working together 🙂 It made me realize that most people (including me before I had Hiro) know very little about motherhood and birth and post birth and that this needs to be mandatory learning for all humans. Every human has been birthed and raised somehow and yet even the smartest people have no idea what this process looks like. Nobody learns how to become a parent, let alone a good one. Time to change this! Great parenting can change the world! More conversations about this soon! #burningman #burningman2017 📸: @annekejong