A nanny has been dismissed from her job by an outraged mother after being caught on camera drinking breast milk that, obviously, was not meant for her.
The mom, surnamed Lin, from Kaohsiung city in Taiwan, had begun to suspect that her 58-year-old nanny was secretly sipping breast milk that was supposed to go to her two infant children. Taiwan News describes the chain of events which led Lin to confirming her suspicions:
One day, during her “yuezi” (month of confinement,) Lin saw the nanny carrying an empty milk bottle to the kitchen. Out of curiosity, Lin asked “where’s the milk?” and it was then that she realized the nanny had drunk the breast milk. She then admonished the nanny, “in the future, if my daughter is full, please feed the rest to my son!”
After her yuezi had ended, the mother saw the nanny feed her daughter for about 40 minutes and estimated that there was about 40 to 50 cc of mother’s milk left in the bottle, and then went to another room to straighten her bed. When she came out she asked the nanny if her daughter had finished the bottle, to which she said “yes!”
She then wrote in her diary that her daughter had drunk 130 cc of milk, but she felt something was awry. She took a look at the CCTV footage of her living room and found that while the nanny was feeding her daughter, she glared at the camera lens, and then got up and went to the kitchen, where she thought she was out of view of the camera, and proceeded to guzzle the entire bottle of breast milk.
After watching the footage, Lin was filled with disgust. Not only had the nanny lied and failed to finish feeding her daughter, but “”she didn’t even bother to burp her!”
At first, the nanny refused to admit what she had done, insisting that the infant had finished the whole bottle. However, eventually, she was forced to own up to the truth, saying that she “had only drank a little bit.”
Later, the nanny told the mother that she needed the breast milk to help with her anemia, claiming that her previous employer had freely given her milk to take home.
Lin says that the nanny has already found a new job with a local kindergarten. Meanwhile, a Pear Video report says that the nanny was not fired from her agency because drinking a mother’s milk was not considered a serious offense.
Either way, we think it’s safe to say that, Mandarin fluency or not, this nanny won’t be getting a job with the Zuckerbergs.
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