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'Breast milk diet' dad donates milk to quadruplets

A dad who decided to live off his wife’s excess breast milk cut his project short following negative commentary – but ended up donating the milk to children who really needed it.

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IT BEGAN AS an experiment: a California dad decided to begin a ‘breast milk diet’ to use up his wife’s excess frozen milk.

But it soon turned into something special when a mother who desperately needed milk for her quadruplets got the help she was looking for.

Last week, a man who called himself ‘Curtis’ started a blog about starting a breast-milk only diet, The Star reports, in an effort to use up his wife ‘Katie”s frozen pumped milk.

But the blog – called Don’t have a cow, man – made headlines around the world, attracting some negative press.

The couple said they had previously tried to donate the milk, but hadn’t been successful.

They shut down the blog, but not before Montreal woman Emma Kwasnica, who runs Human Milk 4 Human Babies, a breast-milk sharing network, contacted ‘Katie’.

She was able to put her in touch with a mum of quadruplets who was in need of donated breast milk for her new babies.

Her premature babies became the new recipients of the excess milk, bringing a happy end to what some thought was a rather unusual story.

‘Katie’ told The Star: “It’s just milk. There’s nothing sexual about it. There’s nothing gross about it.”

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