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:
SRI LANKAN WIDOWER BREASTFEEDS HIS BABIES
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?