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”.
June 1, 2016
through security was “incredibly unfair and exclusionary in consideration of all of the other working mothers like me”.
She said that most of the 15 litres of milk was “frozen solid” but that she was ordered to dump that too. “I was willing to let go of the liquid milk. But you also wanted the solid milk because it could ‘melt and become a liquid’,” she said. Yes, that does tend to happen according to some mysterious physics stuff .
“I now don’t have the option to solely breastfeed my son because I don’t have enough milk to supply him while I’m at work, despite all of my best eff orts. Security is the priority, but it isn’t and shouldn’t be your only goal, and it certainly shouldn’t punish those you intend to protect.”
Hmmm, while we do feel for Ms Martinez, it seems a wee bit inconceivable she hasn’t heard about the 100ml liquid limit. And to be fair, it could have been explosive milk!
POSTSCRIPT: It turns out that Ms Martinez isn’t the fi rst to get done for breast milk at security. She’s actually in the company of Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano who had 10 ounces of the precious liquid confiscated at Heathrow (we’re starting to see a pattern here!) last year. Solilciting the support of her fans, Milano tweeted: “@HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay. Th ey 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????”