Celebrity Mum Alyssa Milano Furious After Having Breast Milk Confiscated By Heathrow Airport

Alison Coldridge
·Editor Yahoo Style UK

Alyssa Milano has sent a series of angry tweets after having her expressed breast milk confiscated by Heathrow Airport.

The 'Charmed' actress spent her flight pumping breast milk – only to have it taken away when she landed in London. Talk about frustrating.

Alyssa Milano posted this 'multi-tasking' breastfeeding pic on her Instagram account. [Instagram/Alyssa Milano]
Alyssa Milano posted this 'multi-tasking' breastfeeding pic on her Instagram account. [Instagram/Alyssa Milano]



“Pumping on a plane is difficult. Small FYI,” she tweeted before her flight took off.

The actress expressed her anger at the situation, writing, “(1 of 2) @HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay.”

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Alyssa revealed that if she had her baby daughter with her, there wouldn't be a problem.

“(2 of 2) They said they would let the pumped milk through if I had the baby with me. Why would I need to pump if I had the baby with me????," she tweeted.

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Alyssa, who’s a mum to Milo, four, and Elizabella, seven months, continued her Twitter rant, writing, “.@HeathrowAirport Why can you test my toiletries to make sure they are safe but you have to throw away my breast milk.”

Alyssa’s away for home enjoying a “romantic getaway” - but things haven’t got off to a good start.

She tweeted about how nervous she was about leaving her children at home yesterday, writing, “I’m about to go away with my husband for a romantic getaway. Without the kids. Terrified.”  

What a lovely breastfeeding selfie of Alyssa and her daughter Elizabella. [Alyssa Milano/Instagram]
What a lovely breastfeeding selfie of Alyssa and her daughter Elizabella. [Alyssa Milano/Instagram]



While the majority of parents will be able to understand Alyssa’s frustration (breast milk going to waste is NOT what any breastfeeding mum wants), Heathrow have replied to the tweet – and to be fair to them, they have a point. The same rule has to apply to all. 

We all know that what you're carrying on board a flight doesn't usually get checked when you land, so perhaps Alyssa was transferring onto another airline that wanted to check her bags before she boarded.

Heathrow explained that without a baby present, the UK government requires all liquids in carry-ons to follow the 100ml rule. They also provided a link to more information on the subject.

Have you ever been in a similar situation? Let us know in the comments.

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