Can I breastfeed my husband?
You are here to find the answer for 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 of all, 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 it has many benefits for both mother and child. But can you really breastfeed your husband? What are the pros and cons?
Can I breastfeed my husband? – cons
The first thing you need to know is that breastfeeding an adult is not actually recommended by doctors or health professionals. Breastfeeding an adult has never been proven to be 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 situation where there are no other options available! In most cases, it is better for you and your partner to use a formula. However, if the two of you have decided to go ahead with this experiment, there are some things that you should consider first.
- Make sure that your partner is fully aware of the risks and possible complications. They should be prepared for any problems that may occur, 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 it is that you intend on doing so they can give their professional opinion on the matter.
- If you decide that it is safe for both of you, then you should make sure that your partner has a full 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 of you breastfeeding husband?
So why would anyone do it anyway? Well… there are some benefits! Studies have shown that breastfeed infants have lower rates of cancer later on in life than those who don’t—so if your husband happens to get cancer later on in life (which he probably won’t), he could potentially 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. In fact, 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 just needs some extra motivation in his life then 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 pre-term 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. When you start talking about actually FEEDING a 30 year old man that’s a bit different.
- It would reduce 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 baby and a grown man.
- In my somewhat educated opinion I have concerns regarding disease transmission to the infant. Anything the man has (such as a cold virus for example) could potentially be transmitted to the baby.
Can I breastfeed my husband – Historically:
I know in past centuries, breast milk was used for the sick (infirm) and the elderly but I am not so sure 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 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 he may taste what breast milk is like. I have also had friends who, during love-making, started to leak breast milk and their husbands got a taste of the milk.
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 regular 30-year old men? 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 by himself?
There is a whole sub-culture of adults who participate in “adult lactation” where lactating women will breastfeed grown men. Some of them do it for sexual reason (namely the men get turned on when they breastfeed on 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. As well, the book Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts, talks about it a little too. 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 3 times a day, everyday.
First question I would ask here is: Why?