A nanny who was hired to look after a month-old girl was caught drinking the breast milk the mother expended.
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.
On the afternoon of September 12, Ms Lin noticed there was about 450ml breast milk left in the bottle as she walked around in the house, according to the mother.
But a while later when she walked out to the living room again, she found the bottle to be empty, so she asked the nanny if the baby had finished all the milk.
The nanny also reportedly claimed she did not want to waste the milk, and her previous employers would give her ‘leftover breast milk’ to take home.
She said she drank only a little, and accused Ms Lin of being ‘mean’ and ‘ungenerous’
In explaining the matter, the nanny also said that she had anaemia, a common blood disorder caused by the reduction of red blood cells.
But according to NHS, anaemia patients should drink less diary products such as milk, as calcium would make the body difficult to absorb iron.
Ms Lin uploaded the video of the incident captured by a security camera on Facebook on September 17.
The video showed the nanny, wearing a face mask, feeding milk to a baby on a sofa. The carer then looked into the security camera before taking the baby out of the living room.
Although the clip did not show the nanny drinking the milk, 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.
She said she had reminded the carer to keep any breast milk her daughter couldn’t finish and give it to her son.
Ms Lin has reported the incident to the local social welfare department.
A relevant official said the nanny’s behaviour was not deemed as misconduct, but the official called on all nannies to stick to professional ethics.