Breast Milk Ice Cream, Anyone?

Breast Milk Ice Cream, AnyoneA restaurant in London’s Covent Garden is serving a new range of ice cream, made with breast milk. The dessert, called Baby Gaga, is churned with donations from London mother Victoria Hiley, and served with a rusk and an optional shot of Calpol or Bonjela. Each serving of Baby Gaga at Icecreamists costs £14.

‘Encouraged to breastfeed’

Mrs Hiley, 35, said if adults realised how tasty breast milk was more new mothers would be encouraged to breastfeed. Mrs Hiley’s donation was expressed on site and pasteurised before being churned with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest.

Icecreamists founder Matt O’Connor placed an advert appealing for breast milk donations and believes his new recipe will be a success.

‘Recession beater’

“If it’s good enough for our children, it’s good enough for the rest of us,” he said. “Some people will hear about it and go yuck – but actually it’s pure organic, free-range and totally natural.”

Mrs Hiley, who gets £15 for every 10 ounces of milk she donates to the company, said it was a great “recession beater”. Mr O’Connor said 14 other women had come forward to offer their services. Health checks for the lactating women were the same used by hospitals to screen blood donors.

Do you think you’ll like breast milk ice cream? What do you think of this new ice cream innovation?

Source: BBC News

Image: London on the Inside

Salvation Army Finds Extraordinary Donation For Boy

Salvation Army Finds Extraordinary Donation For BoyWhen Salvation Army organizers sifted through donations from Midland, Michigan, on Dec. 4, they found something more than the typical handfuls of change and dollar bills: An engagement ring and a handwritten note. The ring was a Marquise-cut diamond in a gold setting, worth about $2,000. The note attached simply read: “Paying it Forward Jayden Style. God Bless.”

‘Small way to say thank you’

It was in honor of Jayden Lamb, who died at MidMichigan Medical Center on November 27 after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was 8 years old, a third grader at Pine River Elementary School. He would have been 9 on Wednesday, Dec. 12. After Jayden’s death, the Lamb family coped with their grief by doing little things to help others.

“The ‘Pay it Forward Jayden Style’ movement actually started the day before the showings of his funeral when we were just getting coffee,” the Lambs told Yahoo! Shine. “Not knowing the person behind us, we still felt compelled to buy their coffee. It was just a small way for us to say thank you.”

‘Random acts of kindness’

After his funeral on December 1, the family went to a local Walmart and asked to pay off someone else’s layaway bill. And so the challenge began. The Lambs asked people to help others and document their good deeds on their Facebook page, “Keep On Truckin’ Team Jayden” which they had launched in August so people could follow Jayden’s progress.

Friends, family, and members of the community responded immediately. “Keep on Truckin’ Team Jayden” now has more than 24,000 fans, and is filled with dozens of stories about random acts of kindness and generosity. The outpouring of good will isn’t just about being caught up in the Christmas spirit. It’s about celebrating the spirit of a brave child and helping others, and the Lambs hope that it will continue long after the holidays are over.

Have you been inspired by the ‘Pay it Forward Jayden Style’ movement? Tell us about your recent random act of kindness!

Source: Yahoo News

Image: MSN