WATCH VIDEO: Rachel Bailey, 30, from US, says it’s ‘not a kink’ for her and husband Alexander https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/relationships/article-12512297/I-breastfeed-husband-healthier-brought-closer-together.html#v-1625577963332874752
One woman has revealed that she breastfeeds her husband – and says it has not only made them closer, but is also good for his health.
Rachel Bailey, 30, from the US, started the unusual practice with her beau Alexander, also 30, in 2017 and the couple haven’t looked back since.
The mother-of-three claims Alexander hasn’t had a cold in two years and has since gotten plenty of compliments on his skin.
The couple insist that it’s ‘not a kink for them’ and that they aren’t embarrassed by it because ‘nothing bad has come from it all’.
‘It’s a bit of a taboo subject, but we wanted to share it because we don’t think it’s bad and we aren’t ashamed,’ she said.
Alexander initially began drinking Rachel’s breastmilk to help her when she was over-lactating while nursing their children.
‘When my middle child, Aria, now six, was breastfeeding, I went away on a cruise with Alexander,’ she explained.
‘However, I forgot my breast pump and was badly engorged for two days.
‘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 realized it was perfectly fine.’
Rachel said it was ‘an instant relief when Alexander latched on’.
‘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,’ she added.
When she was producing the most milk shortly after giving birth, he was drinking her milk ‘three to four times a day’.
Her husband now even prefers it to cow’s milk now.
Rachel says her diet also affects Alexander’s as a result.
‘It’s funny because if I eat something spicy, it also gives Alexander gas too,’ she said.
The mother also stressed that her children are priority – and has always made sure that her babies are fed first before Alexander finishes the remaining milk.
The couple talk about breastfeeding on their social media and have also appeared on TLC’s My Strange Addiction.
‘I love breastfeeding him as it allows us to spend quality time together. It’s definitely brought us closer as a couple,’ Rachel explained.
‘We realised there was nothing wrong with me breastfeeding him, and it would actually be good for him as it is so nutritious.
‘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.
‘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.’
When she fell pregnant again for the third time with her youngest child, Matthew, two, she’d begin over-lactating again and Alexander was on hand to gladly help her out.
She would breastfeed her husband at breakfast, lunch and dinner, but as she is now producing less milk, she is only breastfeeding him at night.
‘I have just stepped away from nursing our youngest child as I am producing less milk, so he just feeds on my milk in the evenings now,’ Rachel explained.
‘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 says it’s ‘such a nice experience’ and the couple are ‘so glad’ they started doing it.
‘Nothing bad has come from it at all, so why should it be something that is hidden?,’ she remarked.
‘Alexander felt so much more energized when he was drinking my milk and he said that he even felt in a state of medication while he was latched on.
‘It was really special and brought us closer than ever before.’