Drinking The Wife’s Breast Milk

I’ll put it out there right at the start – I’ve tasted the wife’s breast milk and I don’t think it’s *that* weird.

I’m not saying that I latch on, that I down pints of the white stuff or that I pour it over my cereal, but I don’t think trying it out of curiosity or to test the temperature is as odd as people make out.

It’s a subject often greeted with both disgust and intrigue – a bit like dogging in that regard. I personally can’t really see why though – let’s be honest, whether we care to admit it or not, we’ve tasted other bodily fluids in our lives, be it kissing or what often happens after kissing…

My first taste of boob juice – or booce as I’ve named and trademarked it – occurred when I started giving Baby L bottles. I accidentally left the milk in the bottle warmer a bit longer than I probably should have and was met with an expression of shock and pain as I gave the bottle to the little one. Being upstairs on the bed with the sprog crying in my arms, I didn’t really care about myself as my mind was on her and ensuring I’d not scolded those toothless gums.

Baby drinking milk from bottle

Baby L enjoys drinking breast milk – do you…?!

Like any good man taking one for the team, I put the teat to my mouth, tilted my head and had a suck. The taste was anything but unpleasant. In fact, shock horror, it tasted like milk! Yes, it was a bit warmer than I was used to and had a slight tang, but it hardly made me stick my fingers down my throat in order to be violently sick.

Since then, I’ve repeated the same process a handful of times when I’ve left the milk on a little too long or when Baby L has reacted in a slightly strange way to the bottle. When parents don’t think anything to sucking bogies from their child’s nose, gagging when their crap gets under the fingernail or eating mushed up food that has been in the kid’s mouth, I’d argue that drinking milk is pretty normal in comparison.

Out of interest, I had a quick Google to see what came up about drinking the wife’s breast milk. I thought I’d share a couple of my favourites:

  1. Bodybuiders turn to breast milk to bulk up –  Bodybuilders are supposedly known to buy breast milk online or take supplements made from colostrum in order to help them get bigger. The theory being that breast milk is filled with good fats, carbohydrates and calories which Arnold Schwarzenegger wannabes believe will make them bigger and stronger.
  2. Restaurant sells breast milk ice cream – A London ice-cream parlour started selling a concoction of breast milk with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest, which was then freshly churned into ice cream. This delicacy, which had liquid nitrogen poured into the glass and was served with a rusk. was called Baby Gaga and would set you back £14.
  3. Can I drink my wife’s breast milk? – A study of global Google searches showed what weird things father’s really wanted to know – not surprisingly, a few of these related to breastfeeding. In particular, “Can I drink my wife’s breast milk” was one of the top search terms in India, whilst searching for “my husband wants” returns “my husband wants me to breastfeed him” as the top search term. In addition, the most common search result was “how to breastfeed my husband” when the phrases “how to” and “my husband” were combined together in a search.
  4. Grown man is sexually aroused by drinking wife’s breast milk – A man admitted that he has a fetish for breastfeeding and he latches on to his wife’s boobs to drink milk during foreplay. The wife is equally as weird as she not only lets him do it, but gets turned on too by the experience. What’s more, without drinking breast milk, the unlucky bloke isn’t able to ‘get it up’.
  5. Man living entirely off his wife’s breast milk – A man decided to start drinking the large supply of breast milk his wife had built up as they were going to move house and transporting it all would have been too costly. In order to get his daily calorie intake, the man drank 66 ounces of breast milk per day and blogged about his experiment – the blog no longer exists, so I’m not quite sure what happened…

So there we have it. If you thought I was weird at the start of this post, at least you know there are weirder people out there. I can promise that I’m not a bodybuilder, that I’ve not eaten breast milk ice-cream, that I haven’t turned to Google for help, that I don’t get turned on by it and that I’ve not replaced solids with milk.

Have you tried breast milk, either your own or your partners? If so, what did you think, and if not, why not? Time for me to end this post now, all of a sudden I really fancy a glass of milk.

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  • ERFmama

    I love this post! 😀
    And yes I’ve tested BM hehe it’s the sort of thing that happens when you bf the kids. :p
    Hubby has also tested it, so you’re not alone! haha 😀

    • Thanks 🙂 Haha, yeah in the early days I remember the missus got to taste it by accident because the spray was pretty powerful and all over the shop! Pleased to hear I’m not alone in my breast milk adventures 🙂

  • I concur on the taste. Nice than I expected although I probably wouldn’t order a Booce Latte from Costa.

    My OH had some in a bottle that I had to taste before we could take it on a plane.

    To be honest though they could have told me I could squeeze some on my arm before watching me take a huge gulp.

    • A Booce Latte, you could have struck on a good idea here. I’ll bring the breast milk, you bring the coffee. Haha, love the fact you were forced to drink it before you got on the plane and that you did it, rather than your OH 🙂

  • martyn

    I tried is with both boys. It wasn’t unpleasant as I thought. It did taste like milk just seemed a lot sweeter. I think a lot of Dad’s have they just don’t admit to it.

    • Yep, agree – much sweeter than I was led to believe as I’d heard it was quite sour. Probably a bit much on Frosties or Ricicles though due to the added sugar 🙂

  • Tin Box Traveller

    Yep, nothing wrong with a bit of breast milk. Mr TB concurs. Now, sucking bogies from noses. That’s gross! 🙂

    • Haha, yeah the bogie thing makes me want to vom. I remember it was mentioned at the NCT classes – even if Baby L had a blocked nose, I’d find another way of getting it out other than my mouth. What’s wrong with the hoover for instance!?

  • stoppingattwo

    Love this post so much – especially “booce” – gave me a good giggle!
    It is hardly surprising people are repulsed by the idea when we are all so prudish about breastfeeding in public!
    Thanks for joining in with #SundayStars

    • Thanks! Yeah I was quietly proud of Booce haha. Very true about the breastfeeding in public – now if a bloke was latching on to a woman in Clarridges or wherever, I could understand them being asked to stop, but not with a feeding baby! 🙂

  • Lina

    It always amazes me how people gag in disgust at the thought of drinking breast milk but apparently drinking milk from a cow is much less disgusting?! Go figure! Good on you for trying it!!

    • Thanks! True – it’s all just milk at the end of the day, if anything, you’d imagine it’d be more hygienic from a human than a cow too with the amount of laying in crap etc they do! Although having said that, I do know some woman who’d do the same… 🙂

  • Cardiff Mummy Says

    Well, this gave me a good chuckle. I do not think you are weird in the slightest… but numbers 3, 4 and 5??!!!! Blimey!! #brilliantblogposts

    • Thanks and good to know I’m not weird! Agreed – some very weird people out there and I fear I just touched the surface!

  • My husband can taste the breast milk but if he thinks he is getting the gas and air off me he can think again! #brilliantblogposts

    • Haha – they say breast milk helps cure a lot of things, but I’ve not heard of it before as a good pain blocker!

  • Al – The Dad Network

    I tried the wife’s. Thought it was exactly the same as a good old mini milk.

    • That’s given me an idea for summer! Freeze the wife’s breast milk in little ice lolly containers, then sell to the local kids 🙂

  • Lucy

    Nothing wrong with tasting a bit of breastmilk. My husband often “accidentally” gets a taste of mine, and I’ve tasted it myself when testing bottles/food and I think it’s nice!
    We actually made my little boy breast milk ice lollies last summer and he loved them-you should definitely give them a try when the weather warms up 😉

    • Exactly, it’s all natural (apart form maybe some of those stories!). Lollies do sound like an awesome idea – tasty, healthy and profit making!

  • Laura Powell-Corbett

    yeah i tried mine, the husband licked it off his wrist too!

    • I wondered how you were going to finish the sentence when you said “the husband licked it…” hahah 🙂

  • Lol, nothing wrong with tasting a bit of breast milk and love your word ‘booce’. I’ve tried mine out of curiosity and found it quite sweet. I don’t think my hubby’s ever tasted it though and I think I’d be very freaked out if he had a breastfeeding fetish!

    • Haha – how do you realise you even have a breast feeding fetish – surely some mummy issues there! I think curiosity plays a big part, and yep, agree that it is sweet. I thought it would be sour!

  • The OH didn’t (he’s a livestock farmer, but weirdly has an issue with body fluids), but yes I did. Guess it’s a hazard of being a mum really. Although breastfeeding didn’t work for N, so he didn’t have much chance to try.

    • Haha how funny – happy with his hand up a cow but not tasting some milk. Yeah I’ve seen and heard it is a hazard in those early days when it can spray!

  • Ha I love this post!! I don’t think you’re weird at all! But as for the guy surviving off breast milk…..um beyond bizarre! ☺

    • Thanks 🙂 Haha that’s good to know and also reassuring I’m not on the same level as any of those guys!

  • Merlinda Little

    My mother accidentally drank my milk on the fridge and she said its quite sweet in the right way. Ill take that as a compliment =) #pocolo

    • Haha great story – how did she react when she found out it was breast milk? We always offer breast milk with tea if anyone comes round, but no-one has taken us up on the offer yet! Yep, definitely a compliment!

  • Mrs H

    A brilliant post. The results from Google are so funny. There are some weird people out there. Especially the man who existed entirely of breast milk because he didn’t want to move his wife’s supply. Mr H and I both tried my milk at times. Nothing wrong with that! #SundaysStars Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • Haha, yeah I found that a bit strange – “we have so much milk so instead of paying to move it or disposing of it, I’m going to drink it all”. Exactly, trying it here and there, particularly if checking temp, is totally fine 🙂

  • Victoria Welton

    You are not weird at all! I think that you were very justified in doing your Dad duties and checking the temperature. I’ve tasted mine by mistake! But then, I was breastfed as a baby so it wasn’t the first time!! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

    • Haha very true – we have breast milk with no issue as a baby so it shouldn’t be that big a deal as an adult (with the caveat being that you’re not actually latching on!).

  • Laura

    This made me laugh, my husband is really weird about it, but it’s just sugary milk. I have tried my own to check the temperature too and formula to see why my baby won’t take it and now I know! I think people are overly silly about it 🙂

    • Agree on the overly silly thing – a bit like breastfeeding in public – it really is a non-issue. I was surprised at how sweet it was, I’d always thought it’d be sour 🙂

  • Beau Blue

    Haha! This made for good reading! I never breast fed so can’t say I’ve tried it. But I have tried formula – it’s horrible leaves a tang in your mouth for a while after! Even hubs has tried it! I guess we are all intrigued about the taste!

    • Thanks! Exactly, we’re all just intrigued! We’ve not had formula yet, but based on that not so glowing review, I think we’ll skip tasting it! 🙂

  • Finally the dad side of things. It’s not weird at all but my hubby wussed out and wouldn’t even attempt it. It’s mother nature I told him. lol Good for you. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    • Haha good to know! I only got the missus to try it the other day, before that I was the one tasting it! I’ll post some to your hubby if you like… 🙂

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  • Brilliant (good job you linked up)-this is another example of naturalising breastmilk in my opinion (not so much the links to the ice cream though) but its out there and it’s happening, I think I read people taking it to help with illness too. You’re a Dad, a great Dad who is sharing the feeds with your daughter and is ensuring she is fed, well and not burnt. Loved this post. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

    • Thanks a lot – I’d not thought of it like that, but your right. The more than people talk and share (everything…within reason!) the more that things are normal. We were told at NCT classes that breast milk cures basically everything! Cheers for the kind words too 🙂

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  • Mostly Yummy

    Ha! I love this! I don’t think you’re even a tiny bit weird (although the same can’t be said for some of those searches!) I don’t believe anyone who hasn’t tried it I know I was really curious which maybe does sound a little weird but hey, no more weird than drinking milk from a cows udder that is meant for calves! Personally I found it terribly sweet compared to formula which is quite frankly revolting. No wonder my babies would only ever drink the real deal 😉

    • Haha thanks and pleased I’m not weird – guess it is just something people don’t talk about much. Agree, very sweet and sickly – imagine it with a sugary cereal like Sugar Puffs! Never tried formula but heard that it is awful! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  • Ha. My husband would absolutely not taste my breastmilk, but I don’t think it’s that weird. I certainly tasted my own – really just to see what it tasted like.

    That couple that incorporates it into their sex life though… that is pretty weird.

    -Red (@ketchupisaveggie:disqus)

  • I can’t say I wasn’t tempted to try it, just never had the stones to actually do so

  • Mama MKDPR

    I got some horrified looks when I temp tested boob juice on my wrist then licked it. My own boob juice, I might add. Personally I think usage of the dreaded nasal bulb is waaaaaay ickier than that and sadly just the tip of the icky iceberg. Was never tempted to try and breast feed my wife though….. but she did have a wee lick off her wrist once or twice too.
    #fridayfrolics

  • Thanks for linking up. I really think ‘Booce’ could catch on. #FridayFrolics

  • Fionnuala

    Booce is a fantastic word! #fridayfrolics

  • Mummy R

    hello – when my daughter had hand foot mouth and could not feed, my partner sucked some milk out so I would not dry up. Is that weird? Maybe…. Apparently it tasted yucky like egg. lol!

  • “Booce” hahaha
    I’ve tried my own breast milk for temperature purposes, but it does make me feel ‘icky’ because I have an aversion to milk generally, but it’s not disgusting. Mr B has also tested it for the temp. If you can drink cow’s milk you can drink human milk surely!
    B

  • Oh I’m going to have to get my husband to read your blog, he’ll love it 😀 you both think alike and he’s dying to have a ‘suckle’ as he puts it…sounds so wrong! :/

  • Go you! Amazing stuff right there, husband didn’t try mine, offended now!

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  • Vincent Carter

    I find a lot of people online are disgusted by this. I’m pretty open minded. During my girlfriend’s pregnancy I had talked with her briefly about the idea, not pushing much, just expressing interest.

    My girlfriend had a miscarriage at 8 1/2 months. Now her breasts are swollen and we have no baby. Last night I asked again if she thought it was weird. She said “I don’t know.” That was my go ahead. I latched. She seemed to express a deep relief when the milk started to come. We laid quietly and intimately while I actually nursed.

    It was FAN-tastic. We both felt better. I tried it again this morning, and I think we may do this for a little while.