Can I Breastfeed My Husband? Is It Normal?
You are here to find the answer to the question – Can I breastfeed my husband? Some people think it’s a great idea, but others are skeptical. I am here to help you decide! First, I know that breastfeeding is a hot topic these days—and with good reason.
It’s one of the most natural and healthy ways to feed a baby and has many benefits for both mother and child. But can you breastfeed your husband? What are the pros and cons?
Can I breastfeed my husband? – cons
First, you need to know that doctors or health professionals do not recommend breastfeeding an adult. Breastfeeding an adult has never been proven safe for either person involved, so it should only be done with extreme caution.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that no one breastfeed an adult unless they are in an emergency where no other options are available! Usually, use a formula, and your partner should use a. For the two of you who have decided to go ahead with this experiment, there are some things you should consider first.
- Ensure your partner is fully aware of the risks and possible complications. They should be prepared for any problems, including infections or inflammation.
- On top of this, you will need to consult with a doctor before deciding whether or not breastfeeding is safe for both of you. You should explain what you intend to do so they can give their professional opinion on the matter.
- If you decide it is safe for both of you, you should ensure your partner has a complete medical check-up. This will help rule out any underlying problems they may have.
If there are no issues, then the two of you can start with the experiment straight away.
Are there any pros for your breastfeeding husband?
So why would anyone do it anyway? Well… there are some benefits! Studies have shown that breastfeeding infants have lower rates of cancer later on in life than those who don’t—so if your husband gets cancer later on in life (which he probably won’t), he could benefit from breastfeeding.
And while we’re talking about benefits, let’s also talk about the sexual ones. Studies have shown that breastfeeding can increase your libido and make you more responsive to physical touch. Many people who breastfeed their children report feeling more sensual, passionate, and in love after they finish nursing. So there you have it! If your husband is suffering from depression or needs extra motivation, breastfeeding him might be just what he needs!
Can I breastfeed my husband – Readers’ responses:
It will be a terrible drain on the mother…
Breast stimulation DURING pregnancy has been shown to cause miscarriage and preterm labor in those women considered at risk for miscarriage /preterm labor. But if you are talking about AFTER the birth of the baby, then that is a different story.
Breast touching is a part of foreplay for many couples and, in itself, is not harmful. That’s a bit different when you start talking about actually FEEDING a 30-year-old man.
- It would reduce the available milk supply for the baby.
- The drain on the mother’s resources would be immense. Mother’s caloric intake would have to keep up with both a baby and a grown man.
- I am somewhat educated, but I have concerns regarding disease transmission to the infant. Anything the man has (such as a cold virus, for example) could be transmitted to the baby.
Can I breastfeed my husband – Historically:
In past centuries, breast milk was used for the sick (infirm) and older people, but I am unsure if it was directly from the breast. Most likely, the milk was expressed then spoon-fed like one would broth.
There is a story about a man imprisoned for his religious beliefs. The ruler, seeking to prove the man’s God was false, left him to starve in prison without food or water. It is said that his lactating daughter came to feed him every day for several months. According to the story, it was enough to keep him from dying, and the ruler eventually released him from prison. But we are talking about a STORY from the early church nearly 2000 years ago.
Can I breastfeed my husband – Marie Davis RN IBCLC
I have friends who have allowed their husbands to suck from their breasts so that they may taste what breast milk is like. I have also had friends who, during love-making, started leaking breast milk, and their husbands got a taste of it.
But I have never heard of anyone actively breastfeeding a grown man as a form of nutrition. I’m not sure this is good. Shouldn’t he be eating solid food like a regular 30-year-old man? It takes a lot of biological energy and resources to produce breast milk from your body (it is precious!). Why would you waste it on someone who can get his nutrients alone?
A whole sub-culture of adults is participating in “adult lactation,” where lactating women will breastfeed grown men. Some do it for sexual reasons (namely, the men get turned on when they breastfeed a lactating woman), while others do it for comfort (the same way a baby may want to nurse for comfort and not necessarily for food). You can read about it more on Wikipedia. The book Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts also talks about it a little. You can see a painting of the story of the daughter breastfeeding her imprisoned father.
I don’t know. Maybe it is OK for you to let your husband try some breast milk from your breasts, but I wouldn’t recommend feeding him with it three times a day.
The first question I would ask here is: Why?