NPP’s Claire Wang calls for breast milk controls

HEALTH RISK: Breast milk is still sold on e-commerce platforms, and if it has not been tested properly, babies consuming it could contract diseases, the legislator said

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 13, 2020
By: Wu Su-wei / Staff reporter

New Power Party Legislator Claire Wang, second right, speaks at a news conference in Taipei on Friday.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

New Power Party (NPP) Legislator Claire Wang (王婉諭) on Friday called for breast milk to be regulated after a YouTube channel drew criticism for its descriptions of breast milk purchased online.

In a video posted on Tuesday last week, YouTuber Hsiao-yu (小玉) was seen tasting breast milk purchased online and describing it as spoiled soy milk.

The video met with angry responses from the public, including mothers who breastfeed their children.

At a news conference with lactation experts on Friday, Wang said that the video communicated incorrect information and was disrespectful toward mothers.    [FULL  STORY]

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