Uh... not sure why they would have to handle the actual BM... like they are using gloves to handle the bottle? I wouldn't be upset, but I would find it a bit silly. I'd probably laugh. The chance of the breastmilk spilling onto hands, then that hand having an open cut, then me having some sort of blood-transferable disease and not disclosing it & passing it to my child would all be very unlikely. But, no, it wouldn't offend me. And sure, maybe it would keep my child's bottle a little less germy. Of course, my child's never had a bottle so I guess I really don't know much about that. Personally I'd feel more comfortable handling a bottle of BM then a bottle of formula with all the ick in that powder. But I'm not perfect either, my kid gets some processed and junk foods, which is a lot of ick as well. I hope to run a small childcare service sometime soon that would specifically cater to breastfeeding, babywearing, etc.
at 4:53 AM on Jul. 6, 2010