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Alyssa Milano takes on airports and their breast milk laws: Is she right?

Alyssa Milano is a proud mother and a vocal supporter of breastfeeding, but when her breast milk was confiscated during a recent trip it left her very, very angry.

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The Mistresses actress was traveling with 10 ounces of breast milk, and when she was at Heathrow airport in London, her milk was confiscated because she didn’t have her baby daughter, Elizabella, with her at the time. This really upset Milano, who took to Twitter to slam the airport’s security measures.

She also found it confusing that the airport tested her toiletries to make sure that they were safe, but threw away her breast milk, which left her asking the airport why it was OK that she was allowed her shampoo but not her breast milk.

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What made even less sense to Milano was that after she got through security, she had to pump her breast milk again, and then she ended up taking it on board with her.

Heathrow airport responded to the actress, explaining that the reason they had confiscated her breast milk was due to liquid restrictions.

However, many fans agree with Milano and feel that it was a ridiculous decision on the airport’s behalf.

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UPDATE April 10: Alyssa Milano elaborated on the incident in a statement to Us Weekly, saying that producing milk is “nothing short of a miracle.

“I realize there are much larger issues going on in the world. And I don’t want to turn this into a bigger issue than it is but I will say this… breastfeeding my children has been one of the greatest joys of my life,” she told the publication.

“Every ounce of milk I’m able to produce for my child is nothing short of a miracle, and to watch that milk be thrown away without any regard for my baby was heartbreaking. It’s not the fault of the security in the airport; they’re following orders to keep us all safe. But I do I feel it is a policy that needs thoughtful reconsideration. I’m glad this has started a dialogue. My only hope is to make things easier for moms — breastfeeding and formula-feeding moms — everywhere.”

Airports have very strict rules for our safety, which they clearly highlight, but did they make the right decision this time around? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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