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Mum lathered up by breast milk innovation

Kirkwall mum of three, Amie Broom, has been turning her excess breast milk into soap. (Orkney Photographic)

Legend has it that Cleopatra maintained her youth by bathing in donkey milk — but would you consider a soak in the suds of human breast milk?

Breast milk soap may not be the key to eternal beauty, but for one Kirkwall mum it has provided an inventive way to put her own milk to use, after she and her son were forced to change their feeding habits.

Read the full story in The Orcadian, available now online and in shops.