Fred Whitelaw drinks his daughter’s breast milk in his morning cup of coffee every day. The practice might sound unusual to some, but the man has his reasons.
Fred was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015. After being cancer-free for a year, it eventually returned. His daughter, Jill Turner, began to do research and read that human breast milk may be able to help kill off cancerous cells.
“I was researching online when I came across an article for alternative uses for breast milk,” Kim told Caters News. “But when I mentioned to my family that it has links with cancer, they thought I was joking. And never did I think that my dad would agree to drink it.”
Jill had just given birth to her son and was expelling more milk than needed. She offered her father a bit of her supply. Fred was, of course, reluctant at first. Eventually, he realized he had nothing to lose and decided to try it out.
“So far, he’s only been drinking it for a month, so we don’t know if it has helped in any way just yet, but he is having more tests done in a few weeks, so it will be interesting to see what the results are,” she said. “He doesn’t drink it on its own though. For now, he has it in coffee, but I’m hoping he will also have it in his porridge, if I can express enough.”
Jill has used breast milk to heal her son’s conjunctivitis and husband’s eczema — so far, with positive results — so she is hopeful.
“A scientist has found a protein in the milk that can help kill off cancer cells without harming other cells,” she addded.
While Jill doesn’t know if the breast milk is going to make a big difference, she believes her father’s drinking it won’t hurt him, and she’ll do anything to save his life.
“I was devastated when I found out about my dad’s diagnosis,” she said. “I wanted to help him in any way I could, and that’s when I started to give him my breast milk.”
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