Woman Offers Breast Milk To Strangers At A Music Festival To Cure Hangovers


Woman Offers Breast Milk To Strangers At A Music Festival To Cure Hangovers

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She made headlines when she stepped down as CEO of her co-founded period panty company Thinkx and emerged as their self-titled SHE-EO.

She was forced to step down from CEO in the wake of a sexual harassment lawsuit that claimed Agrawal frequently fondled her breasts without permission.

But now, the controversial co-founder has the internet abuzz with her latest statement.

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and the images that Agrawal shared on Instagram have got a lot of people talking...

The new mother shared several pictures of herself standing in the desert wearing a lactation bra and bottles.

It wasn't just any desert though, it was Black Rock Desert in Nevada, the site this year's Burning Man music festival.

In her photos, Argawal revealed that she "gave away" her breast milk at the festival to those who requested it for their "lattes and as a "hangover" cure.

She shared the experience of the notoriously wild weeklong festivities in an Instagram post that drew positive comments from women and moms.

"I am so in love with everything: your pumping system, your idea of giving it away, the way you spread the knowledge, people asking questions and, of course, mother nature and it's magic. Apart from that, you are beautiful," wrote a fan.

Agrawal likened the experience to a teaching moment, saying that when she gave the milk away "so many were excited and curious to try it."

She added that she also tasted her breast milk and discovered that it tasted "like sweet coconut milk."

Agrawal says that the experience "made her realize that most people know very little about motherhood and birth and post birth."

"So many people told me that they had no idea that I had to keep pumping every three hours because they didn't know that breasts would become engorged and super painful if they were not pumped - nature's way of keeping mama and baby working together," she wrote.

She admits that before the birth of her son, Hiro, she knew very little about the process herself.

"Nobody learns how to become a parent, let alone a good one," she explained, "Time to change this!"

What do you think? Would you share your breast milk with strangers?

[h/t ElleUK / NYTimes Women In The World / Slate.com]