well, behind the suckling part, which if you ask me is just a natural pacifier or binky, if you are a man and you choose to do it, then good for you, if you prefer not to , then thats ok too. but..
the article speaks to a more important issue - the roles that men and women take in the lives of their children are becoming more accepted as similar. its not just 'a woman is the mother' 'a man is the father' but more of what it means to be a parent. each parents role is equally important in the development of the child. i think a lot of people, including men, play down the traditional role that men take in child rearing or parenting - but men can be just as involved and benefitial in the childs life as its mother. and should be.
i am a sahd/working dad - and have been 100% involved in my kids life since we took them home from the hospital, if i am able to be traditionally the mother to them, i think any man could do this - i dont agree with the rhetoric that only the child's mother can be the mother. dont get me wrong though - if youre a parent and you agree that only a woman can be a the mother, and a man is a father - its not to say that you are wrong - please dont think that i am saying your way is wrong.