A new father has disgusted and infuriated readers of his blog by attempting to live off his wife’s breast milk.
According to the blogger, known as Curtis, his wife’s overproduction of breast milk has filled up their freezer and is proving impossible to give away.
His enterprising solution to this problem is to drink the milk and eat nothing else, while writing about the unique experience on his blog – Don’t Have A Cow, Man.
‘I know how weird this may sound, it is kind of weird to me as well but why not? I mean cow milk was made for baby cows, why not drink human breast milk that was made for baby humans?’ he reasons.
Curtis also said that the baby food has helped to rectify some digestive problems he was experiencing.
However, anyone who believes the diet could improve their own health should think twice before hitting the bottle.
Paediatrician Dr Tonse Raju, of the National Institutes of Health, said that it was unlikely a diet consisting solely of breast milk would be sufficient to sustain an adult human.
‘Human milk has evolved to support the baby’s needs during the years of the baby’s growth. When you begin to grow bigger, you have different needs,’ he explained.
The light-hearted blog has proven an unlikely source of controversy, with readers’ comments highlighting the issue of breast milk shortage both in the US and abroad.