Attention, Heathrow Airport: don't mess with a mom's hard-earned breast milk.
That's the message Alyssa Milano sent in a series of angry tweets after security at the London airport took away — and tossed — her breast milk.
(1 of 2) @HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015
Not OK, indeed. They don't call it liquid gold for nothing. But according to Heathrow, which engaged in a Twitter conversation with the star, "without a baby present, the government requires all liquids in carry-ons to follow the 100 ml rule."
Breastfeeding moms everywhere had the same question as Alyssa:
(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????— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015
And this one:
.@HeathrowAirport Why can you test my toiletries to make sure they are safe but you have to throw away my breast milk?— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015
The mom to 4-year-old Milo and 7-month-old Elizabella added: "I would have happily spread milk in different containers, which I travel with, to comply to those liquid rules. Instead, milk was taken away with no discussion. Shampoo, lotions . . . were simply tested and handed back with no issue. Makes no sense at all."
What's more, Alyssa also pointed out how nonsensical the regulations are to begin with when she ended up bringing the contraband on board anyway:
PS. Another reason it makes no sense - when I got past security it was time to pump again so... I did carry on 5 ounces of breast milk.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015
Still, the most frustrating part might just be that hours before the incident, she tweeted about the complexities in pumping that precious breast milk on a plane.
Pumping on a plane is difficult. Small FYI.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015
We are with you, Alyssa.