'It’s not a kink': Woman breastfeeds her 30-year-old husband, says it makes their ‘marriage stronger’

Rachel, who was over-lactating, decided to breastfeed her husband, while on a cruise because she had forgotten to bring her breast pump

'It’s not a kink': Woman breastfeeds her 30-year-old husband, says it makes their ‘marriage stronger’
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Rachel Bailey, 30, began breastfeeding her husband Alexander, 30, in 2017 because she was over-lactating after the birth of her second kid.

"I went on a cruise with Alexander when my middle kid, Aria, now six, was breastfeeding," Rachel recounted.

'I was in so much pain'

"However, I failed to bring my breast pump and was badly engorged for two days," the mom-of-three recalled.

She said, "I was in so much pain and I was scared about getting an infection, so we decided that my husband was going to try drinking the milk to relieve me. We were nervous about the idea of him breastfeeding from me but as soon as we did it, we realised it was perfectly fine."

Alexander, it turns out, really liked the taste of his wife's breast milk — even preferring it to cow's milk now — and has reaped the benefits of the 'extra nutrition.'

'Alexander felt so energized'

Rachel said, "Alexander felt so much more energised when he was drinking my milk. He didn’t get a cold for two years after he started drinking my milk and so many people said his skin was so much better too."

Rachel, who began over-lactating after having her third child too, breastfed her husband for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

However, now, she can only nurse Alexander at night now that she's generating less milk.

Of course, Rachel always makes sure her three children are fed before her husband, but the act of breastfeeding her partner daily has truly become a great bonding activity for the married pair, as reported by Mirror.

'I am sad that our breast feeding times have reduced'

Rachel said, "I am sad that our breast feeding times have reduced now because I feel like it has taken away our routine of those blocks of quality time that we had together."

She added, "It’s not a kink for us. It started as Alexander just helping me out when I was in pain, but it turned into more of an emotional bonding thing. I love breastfeeding him as it allows us to spend quality time together. It’s definitely brought us closer as a couple."

While she thinks the matter is "a bit taboo," Rachel and Alexander don't see why they should be embarrassed. "It was an instant relief when Alexander latched on, and it stopped me from being in pain," Rachel explained.

Couple now has a 'special bond'

She said, "On top of that, it has also created a more special bond between us which we never would have had if we didn’t start this."

Refusing to be shamed about the eccentric practice, she said, "Nothing bad has come from it at all, so why should it be something that is hidden?"