The next level of terrorist threat – the mammary bomber!

A mother of two was recently “humiliated” after being forced by Heathrow Airport security to toss almost 15 litres of breast milk. Jessica Coakley Martinez hit out at the UK’s biggest airport in an open letter published on Facebook, calling the rules “incredibly unfair”.


A mother of two was recently “humiliated” after being forced by Heathrow Airport security to toss almost 15 litres of breast milk. Jessica Coakley Martinez hit out at the UK’s biggest airport in an open letter published on Facebook, calling the rules “incredibly unfair”.

Restrictions for carrying liquids on flights departing the UK have been in place since 2006, when a terrorist plot to detonate liquid explosives on seven transatlantic airliners was stopped. But Martinez, who was not travelling with her eight-month-old son at the time, vented frustration at her treatment, saying:

“You made me dump out nearly two weeks’ worth of food for my son”. We’re guessing it was fair bit of work as well, but really we can’t say as producing breast milk is not something any of the Belly Achers have attempted… yet.

According to Heathrow’s website, exceptions are made for baby food and baby milk, but the passenger must be travelling with an infant and that excess liquids should be carried as hold luggage. Martinez, from the US – ahh yes, we see part of the problem already – admits she should have checked the rules (really? yah think?), but she believes that not allowing a mother travelling alone to take breast milk