Breast milk – wear it around your neck

Breast feeding keepsake

Breast feeding keepsake

There’s saving some for later… and then there’s saving some for later in a more ‘unique’ way.

US designer Allicia Mogavero set up Mommy Milk Creations after wanting to create a lasting memento of breastfeeding her children.

Breastfeeding keepsake

Mogavero ‘plasticises’ breast milk samples, moulds them into miniature shapes such as hearts, moons, stars or leaves and then turns the pieces into keepsake jewellery including pendants and bracelets. Names, various coloured backgrounds and even locks of hair can be added to your truly unique piece.

Buyers are instructed to send two tablespoons of their milk in a zip-lock bag to Mommy Milk Creations, after which the milk goes through a complex preservation process. No two pieces are ever the same – the colour and fat content of breast milk varies considerably between women, ranging from bluish-white to creamy yellow.

Mommy Milk Creations are priced from US$64. Orders take ten weeks to complete and can be shipped internationally.

Over to you, Babyologists – would you wear your own breast milk on a pendant?

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Breast feeding keepsake

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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