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Is breastmilk jewellery a disgusting idea?

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Crispmonster1 Wed 22-Feb-17 21:03:13

I completely agree that breast is best etc etc but this???

...http://www.breastmilkjewelry.com/breast-milk-jewelry/

Crunchymum Wed 22-Feb-17 21:04:40

It's not a clicky link so can you explain what it is pleasem

MaisyPops Wed 22-Feb-17 21:05:30

I don't like the sound of it. But then I also dont get things made out of ashes or placenta.

Pleanty of ways to be sentimental without body parts/fluids getting involved.

WizardOfToss Wed 22-Feb-17 21:06:01

What?!

Sorry - what?!

OnHold Wed 22-Feb-17 21:06:52

Worn by lentil weavers.

elizabethdraper Wed 22-Feb-17 21:08:56

i love mine blush

PetalMettle Wed 22-Feb-17 21:09:52

I really like the idea of it but am not convinced they worry too much about who's is who's or even if semi skimmed will do

CaffeineBomb Wed 22-Feb-17 21:10:38

It's not for me (only as I am very fussy about jewellery)but no, I don't think it's disgusting at all. It's for the mother to wear not for random strangers (even if it was I would stillsee no issue). If it makes somebody happy and has sentimental value I don't understand what the problem is

SmileEachDay Wed 22-Feb-17 21:11:31

[[ www.breastmilkjewelry.com/breast-milk-jewelry/ ]]

My god but it's expensive.

nutbrownhare15 Wed 22-Feb-17 21:12:07

I think it's a lovely idea. But then I am lentil weaving inclined. If it disgusts you then don't get one.

MooMooKerchu Wed 22-Feb-17 21:12:31

It's not the sort of thing I would do but so what - only the wearer would know anyway! I wouldn't say it was disgusting.... but it is unusual I think

MOISTOWLETT Wed 22-Feb-17 21:16:07

It looks pretty but the idea behind it is a bit confused imo, each to their own though

WizardOfToss Wed 22-Feb-17 21:16:56

Ok, it's not disgusting. But what is the point of it? A memento of yourself?

I'm not getting it, but am curious.

TwatteryFlowers Wed 22-Feb-17 21:19:55

I have a pendant made with my step-dad's ashes which isn't to some people's tastes but I like it and it means a lot to me. Because of this, I won't judge or turn my nose up at breastmilk jewellery. I don't see anything disgusting about it. It's just a reminder of an important part of the wearer's life.

MrsHughesCarson Wed 22-Feb-17 21:21:01

No thanks.

Mermaid36 Wed 22-Feb-17 21:21:08

I've seen cheaper breastmilk jewellery around that's just as nice...

I plan to get some made when I hit 1 year breastfeeding my twins. I want a tangible reminder of what I have achieved - establishing breastfeeding with my 26 weeker twins who spent 16 weeks in NICU and came home on oxygen and managing to feed for a year.

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Wed 22-Feb-17 21:21:08

Not sure I'd wear one myself, but I can see why someone might like one. A quick google shows etsy sellers do diy kits for under £30 - I think I'd be more tempted at that price, considering I'd be literally making the main element of the jewellery either way!

IceLemonGin Wed 22-Feb-17 21:22:17

I'm still breastfeeding my 18mo and as cheesy as it sounds feel as though it has been a journey with a tough beginning and different challenges at various stages.

I don't have one but can see the attraction...although maybe just because I'm still in that stage. I don't think it's so different to people getting jewellery with their children's names/DOB.

Honeybee79 Wed 22-Feb-17 21:23:26

It's not for me at all, but then I don't understand why anyone would want ashes incorporated into jewellery. The don't get it but I don't find it gross either, just a little strange.

ollieplimsoles Wed 22-Feb-17 21:25:14

Ive got one blush I asked for it from dh.

Breastfeeding my DD has been a HUGE accomplishment for me, and a main part of my life for nearly two years. I wanted a momento of the fact I had everything to sustain my tiny, underweight dd, in my own body, it was like magic elixir, even midwives doubted it would be enough for her but it was.

Each to their own though!

WizardOfToss Wed 22-Feb-17 21:27:02

That's lovely Mermaid, and helps me understand why someone would do it.

I was thinking of it being like jewellery made out of ashes, which keeps your loved one close to you, and couldn't figure out why you'd need a reminder of yourself!

But it sounds like it's more of a marker of achievement which is more understandable to me.

Sparklingbrook Wed 22-Feb-17 21:27:29

What's it for? confused The pieces are all fugly with or without breast milk.
I love the disclaimer that it could turn out a different colour because of your milk. Maybe a pink tinge from where your nipples are bleeding?

Could you not just freeze some and leave it at the back of the freezer?

drivingmisspotty Wed 22-Feb-17 21:30:33

I am way past breastfeeding now but saw that and had a little moment thinking actually it would be nice to had momentum of that special time/achievement. I don't really miss the actual feeding. But it was significant.

sleepy16 Wed 22-Feb-17 21:30:35

Not for me (still bf my 13 month old) but if that's what you like then what's the problem?

DarklyDreamingDexter Wed 22-Feb-17 21:32:51

There is something quite gross about it. What other bodily fluids will they turn into jewellery next? A pearl necklace made out of spunk? Yuk.

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