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

Teen Has Been Eating Only Ramen Noodles For 13 Years

Teen Has Been Eating Only Ramen Noodles For 13 YearsGeorgi Readman, 18, of the Isle of Wight, U.K., refuses to eat fruit and vegetables and exists solely on packaged noodle soup, a snack that often contains high amounts of fat, saturated fat, and sodium. One package typically boasts 400 calories and 20 grams of fat.

‘Health of an 80-year-old’

Readman, who is 5’3” and 98 pounds, told the Daily News that she became hooked on the noodles when she was five years old and her mother still buys her packages by the dozens. She estimates eating 30 miles of noodles per year and the thought of eating anything else makes her sick.

“I hate the texture of fruit and vegetables,” she said. “I can’t go to my friends’ for dinner or go out for meals because I don’t want them to see me freak out if the side salad touches the stuff I eat. Mum goes to the supermarket and brings back as many packets as she can afford. I always fancy noodles and could easily eat two packets at once. I’ve even eaten them dry and uncooked before!”

Readman could not be reached for comment but according to her doctors, she is malnourished and has the health of an 80-year-old.

‘Major mental and physical overhaul’

“That sounds like an accurate assessment,” says Lisa Kaufman, a pediatrician at Village Pediatrics who has not treated Readman. “A diet of instant noodles has likely wreaked incredible amounts of havoc on her organs… Her lifespan has likely been shortened as well… Kids would eat ice cream every day if they could but it’s the parent’s responsibility to broaden their palates, introducing various foods and textures to them.”

At 18 years old, Readman’s eating habits are so ingrained that it would likely take a major mental and physical overhaul to improve her health. “In order to get off the noodles, she may need hospitalization and an education in nutrition,” says Kaufman.

Are you a picky eater? Parents, it’s your turn to speak up! How do you ensure that your kids get the right balance of nutrients?

Source: Elise Sole, Yahoo Shine

Image: NY Daily News