Can men breast feed?

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Yes! Sort of.

If you’d asked me yesterday if men could lactate, I would have said no. But then I read an article on museumofhoaxes which lead me to an article on thelocal, about a 26 year-old Swedish man, Ragnar Bengtsson.

Ragnar is currently engaged in a programme of self-experimentation that he hopes will eventually enable him to breastfeed his own children. By stimulating his chestal areas with a breast pump he reckons he can get closer to his children at an early age. Call me cynical, but I think he’s just milking the publicity.

Anyway, it sounds like his months of pumping may be fruitless – An expert says that after months of stimulation, the male breast may only produce a drop or three of milky goodness. Sucker.

And if that story isn’t mad enough, I’ll leave you with a quote from that same expert, Sigbritt Werner, professor of endocrinology, who says:

“Men don’t need to strive to produce milk but they should take the opportunity to get closer to their child by offering them their breasts in the same way as women,"

What a tit.