Men Can Produce Milk And Breastfeed

“The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men—from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

In A Nutshell

Breastfeeding is the quintessential image of motherhood: a symbol of everything that’s unique and special about a child’s bond with its mother. Except breastfeeding isn’t the exclusive preserve of women. In the right circumstances, men are capable of producing milk and nursing their children.

The Whole Bushel

If you’re male, do you ever stop and wonder why you have nipples? No, seriously: There’s literally no reason for them to be there. You don’t produce milk, you don’t lactate or breastfeed your young . . . or do you? According to science, it’s not only theoretically possible for a man to breastfeed but something that has been done several times in practice.

See, our hormones are capable of doing some pretty weird things. And prolactin—the hormone responsible for milk production—doesn’t exist exclusively in women. Get enough of it flowing round your (male) body and you too will start to lactate. And the scary part is it’s not even difficult to reach this motherly level. Scientific American lists at least four possible causes: a pituitary gland tumor, long-term disruption to the liver (possibly via starvation), the taking of certain medications, and even nipple stimulation.

Yes, nipple stimulation. If you honestly want to experience what it’s like to produce milk, all you have to do is consistently play with your nipples for long enough—bingo! Such stimulation naturally releases prolactin, and once you’ve got enough in your system, your nipples will become viable milk projectors. In 2002, a Sri Lankan man was reported to have done exactly that after his wife died giving birth to their second child. Other cases abound in the annals of medical literature. For all we men tend to think of breastfeeding as the mother’s job, the truth is that we could do it too—if we really wanted to.

Show Me The Proof

Scientific American: Strange but True — Males Can Lactate

  • Phil_42

    “the truth is that we could do it too—if we really wanted to” ….or NOT

  • KS52

    I’m giving it a try….. just hold my beer bro

    • Jamie farter

      Or you keep your beer bro and I will help stimulate your pinkies…

      • Renata Pap

        oh you guys made me laugh so hard. thank you

  • Ray

    I produce “milk” daily! Any women interested?

    • Jamie farter

      That’s SPERM bunghole

    • Blahblahblah

      Omg yes please I’m such a dirty whore

      • Ray

        How you doing?

        • Allan Henderson


    • John Thuot II


    • Allan Henderson

      Teach me

  • ElBandito

    Apparently stress is also a factor.
    There’s cases even from the Korean war where American POW wound up lactating randomly, even when they’re starved out. If it’s true, it would coincide with the Sri Lankan case because the father must’ve suffered extreme amounts of emotional stress from not only the stress of his wife’s death, but also from having to take care of a newborn kid alone.

  • Brp Goyo

    My milk varies depending on the recipient. If it’s a hot Emma Watson or Kree Harrison or any equivalent, my milk is terabytes worth of DNA. Anyone else, its a neurotoxic venom more potent than a rattlesnake’s.

  • The Ou7law

    Sorry but i will not get in the way of doing a woman’s job. Thats also why i dont cook and clean 🙂

    • Blahblahblah

      Omg finally a real man! God you misogynist men are so fucking hot!!

      • The Ou7law

        Hey, what i do is for you princess 😉

        • Blahblahblah

          Hmm thank you 😉

    • ElBandito

      So…do you have a maid or did you live with your mom until you managed to snag a hapless schmuck of a woman?

      ‘Course I just wanted to get the fuck out as soon as I was 18 so I still had to make sure I don’t live like a homeless.



  • UN

    delete this article before more women found about this and in future force there husbands to
    try it

  • ME

    Women already know. And don’t worry. We wouldn’t want you to nurse the kids. Cuz seriously? We don’t want to spend hours afterwards picking chest hair out of our kids mouths.

    • Jamie farter

      You’ve been sleeping around with bears I must say then

      • ME

        No. MEN. 😛

        • nipples

          or fucking hairy bear men. hawt

    • Casey Lee Anderson

      hello, just tell the men to wax their chest or do laser hair removal if they plan on helping your breast feed in the first place, and why do i say that, is because depending on the gender of the child technically, it’s seems a bit like homosexual when mothers breastfeed their daughters, not trying to complain to me it just look like that girl might grow up to be a lesbian if she was breastfeed(straight from the breast, i mean, if you put breastmilk in a bottle and feed it to your daughter that way i’m fine, but straight from a breast it seems a bit homosexual to me, at least, why on the earth do men have nipples to help breastfeed most likely in the first place other wise we would have looked like those plastic toy dolls you see in the supermarket.) and so like if the mother breastfeeds her daughter she might turn out to be a lesbian later on in life, but if a boy breastfeeds on the mother he will turn out to be a heterosexual, well, that’s just a theory, but it’s panned out so far, based on my friends that were girls and that happened to be a lesbian and they blamed their mother for breastfeeding them straight from a breast and not putting their breast milk into a bottle. and that’s what they told me of course that was after they became straight and stopped the detestable sin against God the father of being a homosexual. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: say this: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

      10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

      And yes i know verse 11 says this: And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

      but on how i interpret verse 11 of forgive and unforgivable sin, usually means this and also the other verse Deuteronomy 22:5 says this: A man must not wear a woman’s garments and neither should a woman wear a man’s garments for all who do are “an” “abomination” to your lord thy god.

      The word “men” in Deuteronomy 22:5 applies to genetic(xy chromosome) infant boys, boys, tween boys, teenage boys and adult men with male reproductive systems. and the word women in Deuteronomy 22:5 applies to genetic(xx chromosome) infant girls, girls, tween girls, teenage girls and adult women with female reproductive systems only just so you know.

      and the word effeminate applies to this kinds of people: Crossdressers, transvestites, transgenders and transsexuals. just so you know and if you don’t believe read my life story(i don’t give a shit if it’s too long still read all of it) at this link: and yes i know i spelled controversial wrong in the url because so my parents wouldn’t be able to find that’s why i choose to spell that word wrong when creating the url(website address). just so you know. and you better read all of it i don’t give a shit if it’s too damn long for you to read i except people to read all of it and not just take a part of it out and switch out what i’m trying to tell you through the story hello.

      the verse 11 of 1 corinthians in chapter 6 interpret like you have to fully accept jesus christ as your lord and savior and live your live for god glorifying his name and in other words, stop doing the sins, god loves the sinner but hates the sin, what that means he loves the person but he doesn’t love the act for example: homosexual(he loves those individual people, but he doesn’t love that they “make love to each other” that is what that means and he expects you live you life living for him to bring him joy only and not live your life in sin in order to bring you joy. just so you know. and the same thing applies to the effeminate part as well and the word “abomination in Deuteronomy 22:5 means unforgivable sin or almost always unforgivable depending on certain circumstances and what i mean is this:

      If you haven’t fully accepted Jesus Christ as your lord and savior and haven’t been baptized by being fully immersed in water=Breaking Deuteronomy 22:5 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10=Forgivable Sin

      If you have fully accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior but haven’t been baptized by being fully immersed in water=Breaking Deuteronomy 22:5 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10=Forgivable Sin

      If you have fully accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and have been baptized by being fully immersed in water=Breaking Deuteronomy 22:5 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10=Unforgivable Sin.

      And in order for acceptance to count towards God, the child or the person who accepts him has to be willingly to accept him and be willingly be baptized with their own free will and mind and if the church or parents threatened the child and forced to accept and forced to be baptized then that acceptance doesn’t count and neither does the baptism as well. that’s what i mean.

      and i believe men should breastfeed their daughters and mothers should breast feed their sons but if the man does plan on breastfeed the child his daughter at all then he should go get his chest hair removed before the child is born razor, wax or laser surgery just to get his chest hair removed(just chest hair where the breast are that’s what i mean.

      • jonny fogotten

        Do you eat shellfish? Because shellfish is also an abomi ation. Which means you are going to hell.

        • Casey Lee Anderson

          Actually I haven’t eaten seafood, in quite awhile, which come to think of it, might explain my brain activity, but when I do eat seafood, it’s is only fish, not shellfish two different types of fish, just s you know, oh, that’s right unbelievers don’t have brains, and please don’t give me the “give me proof of a divine being speech” I frankly heard enough of it thank you very much, and btw the food thing is a forgivable sin, why because the food section doesn’t have the word “abomination or shall not inherit” in their verses, if it is there then I must have missed it, but frankly it doesn’t matter since I’ve stopped eating pork and seafood anyways, and I don’t eat anything really that is against the bible, even those these food laws were only meant for “jews” more specifically “the jews who refuse to believe Jesus Christ is the son of God,just so you know.” I frankly on eat bread,rice,cheese,turkey,beef(cattle/cow), never pork or seafood as of late. or as since the days I mentioned earlier actually. And the food thing isn’t an abomination, because in order for the verse and the food thing to be an abomination it has to include these words
          or “shall not inherit”
          or any other similar words, oh if you don’t know similar words I’ll speak or type very slowly so you can understand jonny forgotten

          First…………open your internet browsers(Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge/Google Chrome/Safari or Mozilla Firefox………..then wait for the browser to open then once it opens on your home page, then go to the bar url address bar above right at the top of the browser window, then type in

          Second……………………………..once google opens go down to the google search engine bar and type these words “Synonyms for the word “(insert the words I mentioned above)” and click on it and choose the merriam-webster dictionary link and therefore you have similar words, that might make your tiny dinosaur brain to understand this stuff.

          And If I ever become President of the US of A, I will bring this country back to the way it was when it was first built upon no matter what it takes, back to the religious foundation it was built upon and I will make sure that all unbelievers goes where they deserve to go, which is the center of the ear the core of the earth. Think about how hot the earth’s core is, The core temperature of the center of the earth is probably the same temperature as Hell if not more. The earth’s core is as hot as the sun is 5,500 degrees Centigrade or Celsius or 9,932 degree Fahrenheit,and humans could melt at that kind of temperature or perish, but the spirit of the human body would be able to live through that but since you will be being punished for being an unbeliever do you think your spirit will be able to handle this kind of temperature I’m just saying, and No I wouldn’t be the one to punish you of course, I’ll let God the Father, do the brunt of the punishing an judging. Just thought I would make it clear.

          • Ty Taylor

            Dude, I gotta give you props this the most elaborate trolling message I have ever seen!!! You an ENTP by any chance?

  • cire

    makes me wonder how long does it take to stimulate my nipples to produce milk.

    • Jamie farter

      I sucked you dry already

      • Eric Jay

        In your dreams?

  • Lemmy

    How much milk does Morris produce?

    • Jamie farter

      What Morris produce is called shit…

  • Hadeskabir

    This reminds me of the episode of Family Guy where Peter was trying to breast feed Stwie with his own boob.

  • Marozia

    That may be true, but you men wouldn’t be able to handle it. You’d be whinging & whining about sore breasts.
    Leave the breastfeeding for the women to do. Stick to your beer.

    • scott

      no i wouldn’t complain about sore breasts or leaking in public and having my fiance drink my milk, or better yet, let me do movies and I love my nipples sucked on and pulled, twisted and pumped. It would be a dream come true. I am a true breast lover in all sense of the meaning. As a matter of fact, I am going to get fat injections into my man boobs, have them waxed monthly and be a c+ cup by the middle of jan. 2016

  • J_Doe5686

    When I first heard of this I felt a twinge of jealousy. But at least men can’t give birth to babies . . . yet!

  • makka

    Man, I’ve been playing with my nipples since I was 11 and nothing has come out yet. Sure feels good though.

  • Fuuka-chan

    The questions is not should we do it, the real question is CAN we do it.

  • Jonathan Sommer

    I have milk in my ber nipples my name is Jonathan

  • Jonathan Sommer

    I have milk in my ber nipples to

  • Jonathan Sommer

    I have milk in my ber nipples

  • sinjin

    well i never would have thought this was possible i didnt think i would be doing research on it either i was watching a program where in other countries did to the babies if their mothers died they leave them to die its sad and heart breaking i know im going to hear about this one

  • Aafaiz007

    I haven’t got any pumps , do physical stimulation with hand works?