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Men can breastfeed?

I did not know that!
What do you think of male lactation?

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Asked by Rebekahs_Mommy at 11:41 PM on Mar. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Umm can they? lol

    Answer by faithful78 at 11:43 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Honestly have no clue.. never thought of it. Im sure if ya hang on a min a breast feeding expert well answer. Oh we have so many on here.

    Answer by faithful78 at 11:44 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • They can :) I think it would be cool to share the feeding! Altough, I don't think it would be so cool to have men with breasts... but I suppose they would go away after... so hey, why not!?
    I think my husband would do it if he could

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:46 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • ive been reading online that they can if they pump for two or three weeks every couple of hours!

    Answer by Rebekahs_Mommy at 11:46 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • seriously? do you have a link? if so can you pm me?

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:33 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • I dont believe it, it sounds retarded, i think someones pullin your leg. if they could im sure we would have know about it WAY before now. unless its a .org site people can put what ever they damn well please on it.

    Answer by letlovegrow at 12:55 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • Of course they can, they just lack the hormones necessary for milk production. I believe they have the ducts just lack the hormone? Something like that.

     My son was full term, he was born after 41 weeks gestation and like so many babies born after 40 weeks, he was able to lactate(just for a few days, it's called witch's milk.)
    He did so because of the hormones I passed to him in utero.

    So, it stands to reason that if a male took hormones and stimulated his breasts by pumping the he would be able to produce milk.


    Answer by heatherama at 1:08 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 1:09 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • Yes, they basically have the mammary glands of a 12y/o girl.

    Answer by mlregalado at 1:44 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • Letlovegrow...seriously? I think you should retake anatomy.

    Answer by NoNonsenseMama at 3:49 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

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