A nanny who was hired to look after a month-old girl secretly drank her employer’s breast milk after the baby fell asleep, a Taiwanese mother claimed. Ms Lin, 27, from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, said she was ‘disgusted’ to find out the nanny, 58, had been drinking her breast milk without her permission on more than one occasion.
.After being confronted by Ms. Lin on September 12, the nanny admitted she had drunk Ms. Lin’s breast milk but did not apologize, said the mother.
The incident came to light after Ms. Lin uploaded a post on Facebook on September 17, accusing the nanny of drinking the breast milk she had prepared for her children.
In the post, Ms. Lin shared a video, which was captured by a security camera.
Ms. Lin said the nanny put her daughter to sleep and drank the milk in a blind spot.
The angry mother told MailOnline that she hired the nanny to look after her newborn baby after giving birth to her second child. Her son is two years old and her daughter was born in August.
The mother said she had hired the helper during her postpartum confinement, a one-month period during which new mothers must stay indoors according to the Chinese culture.
The nanny later confessed to Ms. Lin that she had drunk the leftover milk, said the mother but did not apologize or explain why she had done so.
During an interview with the local media, Ms. Lin claimed that the nanny said she ‘had only drunk a little’ and accused her of being ‘mean’ and ‘ungenerous’, according to Taiwan news website on.cc.
The nanny reportedly claimed she did not want to waste the milk, and her previous employers would give her ‘leftover breast milk’ to take home.
Ms. Lin has reported the incident to the local social welfare department.
A relevant official said the nanny’s behavior was not deemed as misconduct, but the official called on all nannies to stick to professional ethics.