If human breastmilk was a common substance, situation comedies wouldn’t have a gag where a guy puts some in his coffee, finds out what it is and spits it out comically. It would be there in abundance for milk banks, for premature babies or women who are having difficulties making a full supply.
Breastmilk could be used as a diagnostic tool for women’s breast health, much as blood is used as a diagnostic tool. It would be non-invasive to get, too.
It wouldn’t be considered a hazardous, toxic or suspicious substance in daycare fridges. People wouldn’t be so worried if Cindy drank Carrie’s milk by accident. By the way, do you know which cow your cow’s milk comes from? Do you constantly worry that your refrigerated cow’s milk is bad when it smells and tastes good?
So what if there was human breastmilk ice cream? There is already cow breastmilk ice cream.
If it were a common substance, mothers wouldn’t have to be embarrassed if they found the occasional milk stain on their shirts, even when they were in public. Children would all suppose that breastfeeding and breastmilk were normal and what we all should get, by right. Fewer babies would starve when tsunamis and earthquakes hit.
I can’t wait for human breastmilk to be a common substance.