A MUM is breastfeeding her boyfriend - 20 years after having children.
Jennifer Mulford took time off from her job as a bartender to establish breastfeeding because she wants to start an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship (ABR) with Brad Leeson.
“I thought it was the perfect time to bring up adult breastfeeding – and see if he’d be interested,” said Jennifer. She said: “At that moment I knew that I had a partner for life.
“We both wanted the same thing out of the relationship – a magical bond that only breastfeeding an achieve.” Because Jennifer hadn’t breastfed for over 20 years, she had no milk to feed Brad with.
The couple need to induce lactation by dry-feeding and pumping her breasts every two hours, just as if she was feeding a baby.
“I’ve taken a break from my job because I want to devote everything to making this work,” she said.
“But we’re from a very conservative culture and women perhaps would not approach professionals to discuss about this. “The breast used to be the man’s play-toy, and suddenly the baby is coming in and playing with daddy’s favorite play-toy.” “Is it bad?
“If you put women who are nursing together with partners who are having sex, then it’s bound to happen,” said Felina Rakowski-Gallagher, founder and president of the Upper Breast Side lactation center in New York City.“I never heard of a man who wanted to try it,” his wife Lisa said.“I had no urge whatsoever,” said Anthony, a 43-year-old New York wine salesman who asked that his last name not be used.But even if this is happening in India, as the search numbers suggest, Indian women are hardly nursing their husbands in the streets.“This is completely new to me, I don’t see that as a common phenomenon in India” said Effath Yasmin, a Lactation Consultant who runs Nourish & Nurture Lactation Care & Parenting Education in Mumbai, India. “And if it’s bound to happen and there are no negative consequences, maybe it’s something that Mother Nature intended.” But if asked, most American men say they’re definitely not into drinking milk directly from their wife’s breast.