Breastmilk Butter

"Another recipe for mothers wanting something to do with their surplus expressed breastmilk."
photo by Anna W. photo by Anna W.
photo by Anna W.
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  • In a freshly cleaned jar, preferably sterile, add the breastmilk.
  • Screw the lid on tight and shake furiously until you have butter.

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  1. Just tried it. It does work, but the whole thing doesn't become butter, only the hindmilk (cream). I used 1oz of milk and got about 1tsp of butter and a whole lot of thin watery milk left over. I put it though cheese cloth to seperate it. However, it tastes really good! Amazing what you can do with your own milk!
  2. and to the person who claimed the recipe is "hands down" the weirdest...why on earth is human milk so weird for people?! i's less weird to drink another animals milk than a humans?
  3. vigorously shaking the breast milk will damage the proteins and make it lose it's benefit to the baby. but just for a treat to make with surplus milk it is a great idea.
  4. It's too bad I don't have an over abundance of mommy's milk, or I'd have to give this a try. I would have never thought to make butter out of my milk. What an idea.
  5. My husband loves this, it tastes amazing on bagels.


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