Breastmilk jewelry – cool or creepy?

Mums, while breastfeeding your child, you might want to save a little milk on the side to create a pendant. Check out how a new trend is giving moms the ability to preserve their breastmilk in the form of jewelry.

See how breastmilk jewelry is created
Most parents have a tendency to want to hold on to every memory when it comes to their precious, little newborns. They preserve those memories sometimes by saving a lock of hair, the umbilical cord stump, first footprints, or the tiny knitted hospital hat.

But if you think these are the only things you can hold onto, then think again. The newest addition to this list is the ability to turn your breastmilk into  jewelry!

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The process of creating breastmilk jewelry
The owner of Mommy Milk Creations, Allicia Mogavero, began selling breastmilk pendants in 2007, but was only noticed recently after adding her products to Etsy, a popular e-commerce website focusing on handmade crafts.

Mogavero’s process takes weeks and entails her receiving the client’s breastmilk sample, which she will plasticize and contour into small shapes. She finishes up by setting the shaped breastmilk bead into a pendant.

The price for these unique breastmilk jewelry pieces varies anywhere from $64 to $125 depending on the size of the pendant and the shape that the client chooses.

Mogavero mentions on her website, “We’ve given our children the best start in one of the most selfless acts, we should wear that as a badge of honour. Why not preserve that beautiful memory with an amazing breastmilk pendant made from your very own liquid gold.”

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