But, for me, the strangest part, had to be the women's husband. Rather then discouraging the mother's strange and clingy relationship with these children, he would just hop on the other breast, for a drink of his own. All this time, I thought perhaps this was a British oddity, but apparently it has recently hit the states. In a salon article today, a women discusses her experiences of dating while lactating, and the men who seemed far too into it ( in my opinion). Here's a little tidbit from the salon story:
" I brought him home. As my daughter slept in the other room, I let him unbutton my blouse and run his mouth across the edge of my bra. I let him touch me. When I started to leak, he was ecstatic. He told me that he'd never tasted anything so sweet in his life. ( Yes, I wondered if, maybe, his mother had never breastfed him.)"
I'm glad the pregnant woman out there can date happily. But as for the man, something just screams mommy issues to me. But, to each their own, I guess.