Monday, 1 February 2010

Men Can Breastfeed...

No need to rub your eyes wondering you are reading it right... yes, yes, Men Can Breastfeed!

I came across this shocker (well at least to me!)
article about the fact that men can breastfeed. Below is the article (and the picture as well) I copied from article:


COLOMBO: A 38-year-old Sri Lankan man, whose wife had died three months ago, appears to have the ability to breastfeed his two infant daughters, doctors said on Wednesday. The man, from the central town of Walapone, lost his wife during childbirth.

"My eldest daughter refused to be fed with powdered milk liquid in the feeding bottle. I was so moved one evening and to stop her crying I offered my breast. I then realised that I was capable of breastfeeding her," the man admitted.

Dr Kamal Jayasinghe, deputy director of a Sri Lankan government hospital, was quoted as saying it was possible for men to produce milk if the prolactine hormone became hyperactive.

My personal opinion:
Ohhhh--kayyy... Personally, I feel very weird reading this but then, after reading the above news, well, since the mother is no longer around and if the man really can produce milk and is capable of breastfeeding his children... well... why not?

But then, will the breast milk contents be the same as what a breastfeeding mother's would be?

Also if the mother is still around and capable of breastfeeding her child, then I personally feel man should stay away from this...

What's your opinion on this?


Chanda the Eco-Cheap Mom said...

I actually have heard of this before! It seems very bizarre, but hey, why not if the mom's not around!

elvira pajarola said...

Hi JENNY, so sweet of you stepping back in my Tuscany...!

ohhh, as I've got two boys; one 9 and the other 13; I did breast feed them; the most wonderful emotions in my life...;
even for me it seems incredibly a man would be able to do it...!
Though.....sometimes happen the most strange things....?!

have a wonderful sunday !!!!!
ciao ciao elvira

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Chanda!
Yeah... if the mother is no longer around, then I do agree with you.. why not?

Hello Elvira!
I too love breastfeeding! I'm hoping to stay breastfeeding as long as possible! Yo have a wonderful weekend too! :D

Danielle said...

Good for him! I am amazed but I think it is awesome!

Stoppin' by from SITS!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Danielle!

Yeah, pretty awesome huh?! Thanks for dropping by! :D

Mark said...

So much for gender equality...


I'm a full-time mummy said...

At least you can try to breastfeed if your future wife cannot/don't want to ... ;p


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