Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano arrives at the LA premiere of Get Hard at the TCL Chinese Theatre on March 25, 2015, in Los Angeles  Rich Fury — AP

Alyssa Milano Had Her Breast Milk Confiscated by British Airport Staff

Apr 10, 2015

Charmed and Mistresses actress Alyssa Milano lambasted officials at London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, reports ABC, after 10 oz. of her own pre-expressed breast milk were taken from her as she passed through security.

"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," said Milano.

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According to Heathrow’s screening protocol, passengers traveling with a baby or infant are supposed to be allowed to “carry a reasonable amount” of breast milk through security.

Milano conceded that security staff were "following orders to keep us all safe." But the actress said she hopes the policy undergoes a “thoughtful consideration.”

Pumping on a plane is difficult. Small FYI.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015

(1 of 2) @HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015

(2 of 2) 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????

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 9, 2015

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