Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Why do men have nipples?

After the past few days of marathon nursing, I look at my husband who is about to get into the shower and I ask the universe... why do men have nipples? What a joke! I mean, was there a time when men helped to nurse the offspring? If so, why did it stop? Just once I would like my husband to feel the joy of spending 1-2 hours nursing to then have 15 minutes to do whatever you can cram into 15 minutes before your baby starts stirring for more. I know that we are in the 3 week growth spurt and Ben is just trying to bring some more milk in, but he has also gotten used to using me as a pacifier. The problem is, he refuses a substitute pacifier. I have tried and tried to stick that precious gold into his mouth, but he, like my first son, refuses. So I am living on advil for sore nipples and pleading with my son to at least try to use a pacifier.
I am real close to attaching Ben to Mike's nipple while he sleeps since Ben isn't looking for milk... just warmth and something to suck.


Bekah said...

sometimes I say the same thing about their brains...they have them, but don't use them for anything useful.

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King Boo said...

That's in interesting question about nipples. I read recently that men can in fact produce milk. Here's a site where someone describes it: http://www.unassistedchildbirth.com/milkmen.htm If you really want to make your husband feel guilty give him that to read while you breastfeed and make sure you tell him that it's not the most enjoyable thing in the world to do!

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