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#31 of 40 Old 05-05-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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I think the "lactating man" is full of sh--. I mean, he may be lactating (pituitary tumor, meds, etc), but I SINCERELY doubt he's pumping and getting over a liter a day. That's just not true.

Also, even if it was true, I would wonder about the composition of the milk- how would the differing hormones and differing glandular breast tissue affect the milk? I mean, let's say he is lactating, what if there was almost no calories or fat in it, iykwim?

So, I'm going with no.

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Absolutely not!
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If I knew the guy personally sure.

 
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There are many recorded instances of men lactating and even providing an infant with nutrition but I don't think I would believe someone was providing a milk bank with breastmilk.

I would not accept milk donated by a man. I would be concerned about hormone supplements or other medications.

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Depends on the circumstances.
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As I said, the main reason (the first of my two that you quoted) is the health-related reasons that a man would lactate.
i agree.

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Also, even if it was true, I would wonder about the composition of the milk- how would the differing hormones and differing glandular breast tissue affect the milk? I mean, let's say he is lactating, what if there was almost no calories or fat in it, iykwim?

So, I'm going with no.
This is what first came to my mind (after the ewww factor of course). I don't think I would accept breastmilk from a man whether I knew him personally or not until I saw some hardcore research showing that milk produced by a man is equally as healthy as a woman's milk. For a man to be producing milk, there's something WRONG with him physically, so who knows what the composition of the milk would be, ya know? Just my .02!

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I would never drink milk from a bull that was somehow lactating due to a rare medical condition. Why would anyone consider giving the human equivalent to an unassuming infant? The point is to provide the baby with the most natural nutritious food possible, and milk from a male is NOT natural.

Probably a moot point though, I think he's a troll. No milk bank is going to take that.

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absolutely not.

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