No mother should be denied the right to nurse and care for her child. When my daughter was born, it helped affirm for me the connection that all animal mothers have with their babies. More than ever I saw how the animal use industry separates moms from their babies without any thought.
On dairy farms, no one is getting consent from a cow to take her baby away from her, or to take her milk for the use and consumption of humans. Her milk was meant for her newborn calf, just as a human’s milk is made for her newborn baby. My breast milk is the perfect food for my child, especially designed for her nutritional needs, just as a cow’s milk is designed especially for her calf.
We should not be intruding into the mothering relationship of anyone in order to steal and commodify their maternal lactations! I feel so passionately about this, I have just written a children’s book called That’s Not My Momma’s Milk. I hope it helps to spread and normalize the message that a mother’s milk belongs to her baby and no one else.