When Alyssa Milano’s breast milk was confiscated at London’s Heathrow Airport, she went on a Twitter tear about how her baby’s milk was taken, while her shampoo and other lotions were no problem.
“@HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay.” She added, “They 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????”
“@HeathrowAirport Why can you test my toiletries to make sure they are safe but you have to throw away my breast milk?” and “@HeathrowAirport I was told I would be fine if the baby was with me. Plus, it was less than 5 ounces per container. Why is my shampoo okay?”
“@HeathrowAirport I would have happily spread milk in different containers (which I travel with) to comply to those liquid rules. Instead, milk was taken away with no discussion. Shampoo, lotions, etcetera were simply tested and handed back with no issue. Makes no sense at all.”
Heathrow Airport’s official Twitter account responded, “Hi Alyssa. Unfortunately, without a baby present, the government requires all liquids in carry-ons to follow the 100ml rule.”