Recently, a Reddit user was informed by her infant’s daycare center that an employee had accidentally fed her child another mother’s breast milk. What would you do in this situation?
When she was informed of her day care center’s mixup, the Redditor began (in her own words) “kind of freaking out.” While she was relieved when the other mother provided medical records to put her mind at ease and the day care center implemented a new feeding policy, other parents who chimed in on the thread didn’t feel the same way. “I’m gonna be the Devil’s advocate here and say that it was obviously an accident and your boy will be fine. It’s gross for sure but it’s definitely not the worst thing to happen,” one Redditor replied.
Another disagreed: “Breastmilk can transmit viruses, certain medications, and drugs. Just because the woman is a mother doesn’t mean that these things do not apply. [The mom] doesn’t know anything about the mother’s lifestyle, medical history, etc. Not to mention plenty of people are HIV positive and don’t know it.”
How would you feel in this situation? What would you do?