Is It OK To Breastfeed Your Husband, Boyfriend, or Partner?

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Is It OK To Breastfeed Your Husband, Boyfriend or Partner? 

Generally speaking, the answer is yes. It is OK to breastfeed your husband, boyfriend, or partner. It is not perverted or wrong if you want your husband to breastfeed, or if your partner asks you if he can taste your breast milk and try breastfeeding. Many men are curious about breastfeeding, and they are still sexually interested in the breasts even when they are producing breast milk.

Plus, many women are more sensitive to breast stimulation during this time and enjoy the sensation of breastfeeding their partners. Sharing this intimate experience with your husband, boyfriend, or partner can be satisfying for the both of you, and it can even bring you closer together as a couple.

It is normal to have some concerns about breastfeeding your husband. For example, you may wonder if you will have enough milk to nurse your baby if your partner also breastfeeds, especially if you struggle with your milk supply. But, the additional stimulation at your breast can actually help you to make more breast milk. You can also nurse your baby first to be sure he or she gets a full feeding. Whatever your concerns may be, it's best to talk to your partner about how you feel.  If you work it out together, it will help to make the experience better for the both of you.  

Caution:  Some infectious diseases, including HIV, can be passed to your partner through your breast milk.

 There are also certain sexually transmitted diseases that can be passed to your partner through contact at the breast.  Be sure that you and your partner are aware of the risks. 

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Also Called: Adult Breastfeeding, Erotic Breastfeeding, Adult Nursing, Male Breastfeeding, Erotic Lactation


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