According to reports, 26-year-old Swedish father Ragnar Bengtsson has entered into an experiment in which we will stimulate his breasts with a pump in an attempt to produce milk.
“Anything that doesn’t do any harm is worth trying out. And if it works it could prove very important for men’s ability to get much closer to their children at an early stage,” says Bengtsson.
He plans to pump at three-hour intervals every day until the beginning of December. His project will be documented by Swedish TV8, as well as in Bengtsson’s blog, One Drop at a Time. Though Bengtsson’s 2-year-old son is not involved in the experiment, he hopes to breastfeed his future children.
While male lactation is a common side effect of hormone treatments, it remains to be seen whether that milk has a high nutritional value which would be beneficial to a child.
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I don’t know, I’ve read some negative press about this, but I think it’s pretty interesting. I mean, why the hell not? I can’t say I think it’s something I’d want for my own children or that I think it’s beneficial, but I don’t consider it “sick,” just unconventional.
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