Actress Alyssa Milano had her breast milk confiscated at Heathrow Airport in London and has been expressing her outrage on Twitter.
Milano, who was with her husband on a trip she had described in a tweet as a "romantic getaway", was furious when authorities took the milk away.
She was not travelling with her children, Elizabella Dylan Bugliari, one, and Milo Thomas, four.
The actress, 42, who made her name in TV series Charmed, tweeted her fury after Heathrow disposed of the milk she had expressed while she was on the plane, reported The Independent.
In a series of tweets posted last week, she slammed the London airport, writing "@HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. (290ml) Gone. Not okay."
She added: "Why can you test my toiletries to make sure they are safe but you have to throw away my breast milk?
"I would have happily spread milk in different containers (which I travel with) to comply to those liquid rules. Instead, milk was taken away with no discussion. Shampoo, lotions, et cetera were simply tested and handed back with no issue. Makes no sense at all."
Milano won praise from fans on Twitter, who believe that the incident raised awareness for parents.
"I applaud you @Alyssa_Milano for making a statement for all breastfeeding mommies out there! Hope you and your beautiful family is well xo," said a fan.
The Daily Mail contacted Heathrow Airport which responded: "Each individual container within the bag must have a maximum capacity no greater than 100ml.
"If you are not travelling with a baby or infant, all your liquids must comply with the 100ml rule. Spare supplies should be packed in hold baggage."
This article was first published on April 13, 2015.
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