Alyssa Milano Blasts Heathrow Airport For Confiscating Her Breast Milk & They Definitely Met Their Match
Apparently, Heathrow Airport didn't get the memo that when it comes to breastfeeding and breast milk Alyssa Milano is not to be messed with. On Thursday, Alyssa Milano blasted Heathrow Airport for confiscating her breast milk. The actress and mom of two, Milo, 3, and Elizabella, 7 months, tweeted that the London airport took away her pumped breast milk and threw it away. As we all know, airports have regulations when it comes to carrying liquids, but Milano found issue with these rules.
Per the actress, the 10 oz. bottle of breast milk she was carrying was taken by security and thrown away. She was informed her baby had to be with her in order for her to transport the milk. Milano questioned why the airport could test her toiletries to ensure they were safe, but not her breast milk. But instead of testing them, the milk was confiscated. Heathrow Airport responded to Milano via Twitter and said, "Hi Alyssa. Unfortunately, without a baby present, the government requires all liquids in carry-ons to follow the 100ml rule."
However, that response didn't make Milano happy, as she tweeted, "I was told I would be fine if the baby was with me. Plus, it was less than 5 ounces per container. Why is my shampoo okay?" She then posted, "I would have happily spread milk in different containers (which I travel with) to comply to those liquid rules. Instead, milk was taken away with no discussion. Shampoo, lotions, etcetera were simply tested and handed back with no issue. Makes no sense at all."
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For those who don't know, Milano is very passionate about breastfeeding. Not only does she share photos of herself breastfeeding on social media, but she also encourages others moms to do the same. Now, this Heathrow Airport incident has nothing to do with the act of breastfeeding, but seeing as Milano is very vocal when it comes to her children and being a mom, the airport should've realized they were in for a fight with Milano. No way was she not going to question their actions.
Yep, they definitely met their match.