The mother of two — daughter Elizabella, 7 months, and son Milo, 3 — explained exactly what happened. "Heathrow Airport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay," she wrote. "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???"
(1 of 2) @HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay.
After getting through security, Milano pointed out the irony that since she pumped again, she would still be bringing pumped milk onto the plane. "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," she added.
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.
To make matters worse, it appears the airport also may have LOST Milano's breast pump!
"I travel w/ a portable Medela breast pump on the plane. Hoping this is just a weird coincidence but my other breast pump that I checked w/ the rest of my baggage... is lost," Milano tweeted. "Everything arrived at my final destination except my hospital grade breast pump. Filling out a lost baggage claim now."
Sounds like the airline needs to get it together!
Following the events at the airport, Milano gave the following statement to ET:
"I realize there are much larger issues going on in the world. And I don't want to turn this into a bigger issue than it is but I will say this...breastfeeding my children has been one of the greatest joys of my life. Every ounce of milk I'm able to produce for my child is nothing short of a miracle and to watch that milk be thrown away without any regard for my baby, was heartbreaking. It's not the fault of the security in the airport; they're following orders to keep us all safe. But I do I feel it is a policy that needs thoughtful reconsideration. I'm glad this has started a dialogue. My only hope is to make things easier for moms, breastfeeding and formula feeding moms, everywhere."
Milano has always been proudly open about her breastfeeding, the mama Instagrammed a pic breastfeeding her daughter Elizabella Dylan, captioned, "Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fishlike motions of the toothless mouth and she imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams."
When Milano opened up to The Talk about the controversy surrounding the selfie, she said, "Not only is it beautiful, but it's also a necessity," she added. "I'm feeding my kid."
Then she pretty brilliantly pointed out on Twitter why everyone needs to kind of get over it, asking, "No disrespect to Kim but... people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies & are fine with her (amazing) booty cover?"
Wait! I don't get it. No disrespect to Kim but... people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies & are fine with her (amazing) booty cover?