People are reacting to the story of a mother of three who admits she breastfeeds her husband because it brings them closer together and makes him healthier.
Rachel Bailey detailed to Mirror that she was on vacation with her family when she forgot to bring her breast pump. Her husband, Alexander Bailey, 30, thought he could suck the milk out of her breasts as a way to help.
And so it began.
Rachel said the first time she fed Alexander her breast milk, she found it brought them closer together so they decided to keep doing it. Rachel says she’s noticed his skin has gotten a lot better – possibly because he used to drink milk from a cow and not from a human being.
“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. “Alexander said that the milk was really different from how he expected it to taste, compared to the normal milk he is used to drinking.”
She continued: “We realized 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. He ended up loving the taste of my breast milk and even prefers it to cow’s milk now.”
Since going public about their form of intimacy, the couple has faced backlash, but they want to be clear: this is “not a kink” for them.
“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. I love breastfeeding him as it allows us to spend quality time together. It’s definitely brought us closer as a couple.”
Rachel conceived shortly after they began the practice and once again, she had too much milk so asked Alexander to “help,” adding that she doesn’t feed her husband until her children have been fed first.
“Shortly after giving birth, when I was producing the most milk, Alexander was drinking my milk three to four times a day,” Rachel said. “Obviously the babies are always fed first before it’s his turn.”