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Dad drinks my breast milk to battle cancer; Jill hopes radical idea can help her father beat deadly disease.

Byline: martin fricker reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

A NEW mum is feeding her breast milk to her dad to help him beat bowel cancer.

Fred Whitelaw, 64, has fought a long battle with the disease and puts the unusual remedy in his morning coffee.

His daughter Jill Turner hit on the idea after reading research that suggests breast milk may help kill off cancerous cells while leaving others unharmed.

After giving birth to son Llewyn last October, she offered her spare breast milk to a hesitant Fred.

NHS admin assistant Jill, 30, said: "I was devastated when I found out about my dad's diagnosis and wanted to help him in any way I could.

"My family thought I was joking and never did I think my dad would agree to drink it - but he realised he had nothing to lose and thought, 'Why not?' "I got myself a double pump and started expressing enough for dad.

"He's only been drinking it for a month so we don't know if it has helped yet but he is having more tests in a few weeks so it will be interesting to see the results."

Jill, from Rugby, Warwickshire, is a supporter of breast feeding and is keen to promote its benefits.

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MUM With hubby Kyle and Llewyn

DEVOTED Jill Turner with her dad Fred Whitelaw. Pic: Caters News

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