The Breast Milk Diet

Making the rounds on the Net today is the adventure of a man who's trying to survive on a diet consisting solely of his wife's breast milk.

Here's what happened:

The story so far: Curtis and his wife Katie, a childbirth and lactation educator, have three children. After their first baby spent time in the NICU Katie got into the habit of pumping milk "religiously every two hours round the clock for fear that my milk would dry up." That left her with a huge surplus of milk which she used to feed her first child while pregnant with her second. Her second child also spent time NICU, and she quickly filled up a 7" cubic freezer with more milk, which she eventually donated. Over six months she gave more than 10,000 ounces of breastmilk to an adopted premature drug baby who was not responding well to formula!

And then Katie got pregnant again, and again the baby went to the NICU. This time they ended up with an even bigger freezer full of the white stuff (right), which sadly no milk banks would take (for various reasons including the medicines she had taken while pumping). So this time they were just going to save the milk for themselves...until they realized they had to move and that the cost of transporting so much lactation would be quite expensive. So Curtis decided to take one for the team and drink the milk, and just the milk, for as long as his body will let him. They just finished day two.


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just to let everyone know you can't make Cheese from human breast milk. you have to artifically up the protein content. "breast milk can not curdle, because the protein content is lower"
You could however add gelatin and make something that would look like cheese.
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Wow I managed to save up 500 oz once a upon a time. (I rented a breast pump for 6 months and I was damn well going to use it as much as possible). 10000 is impressive - in a scary sort of way.
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