It’s not unusual for bodybuilders to enhance their routines with supplements or some sort.
But Danny Davidson, a 32-year-old personal trainer from Essex, drinks 100ml of breast milk several times a week to compliment his training regime.
He buys the milk online from strangers around the world, which could put him at risk of infections such as hepatitis and HIV.
Danny Davidson is a fitness fanatic that pledges his success to drinking breast milk
The danger involved doesn’t seem to bother the fitness enthusiast, who claims that he has made huge progress since starting the unusual regime five years ago.
He said: “I’ve noticed a difference since I started drinking breast milk, I feel a lot stronger and a lot bigger, I’m very aware it can be dangerous but I don’t screen it and I just take a chance.”
When Davidson met his wife Debbie nine years ago his chest size was a medium. Now he claims, the breast milk has helped him expand to an incredible XXL.
Debbie revealed she would rather he drink her own once the couple have children. She said: “I’d rather him drink my own, at least then I know it’s clean and safe. But only after the baby has had enough. The baby comes first not him.
“When he first told me he was going to drink breast milk I thought he was joking. It grosses me out because it looks a bit thick, I thought it would be more runny than that. But I don’t really pay attention to it now, I’m used to it.”
Debbie has been married to the body builder for three years
Davidson said that he heard about the method in the gym: “There were these big rugby guys at the gym and they said they drank breast milk to build muscle. I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked and a little bit skeptical that it would work.”
He also admitted that he is at the mercy of his mum and brother who have nicknamed him ‘Bitty’, after the popular Little Britain character who, at 25-years-old, had an unusual taste for his mother’s breast milk.
In June, the Royal Society of Medicine issued a warning to bodybuilders who drink the milk ordered from an unknown online source.
Dr Steele, the writer of the article, stated that the lack of pasteurisation and testing not only exposes consumers to bacteria, but could also bring them into contact with dangerous diseases.