However, it is possible for both women and men to produce a milky discharge from one or both nipples without being pregnant or breastfeeding. This form of lactation is called galactorrhea. Galactorrhea is unrelated to the milk that a woman produces when breastfeeding.However, it is possible for both women and men to produce a milky discharge from one or both nipples without being pregnant or breastfeeding. This form of lactation is called galactorrhea
Can I breastfeed my boyfriend without getting pregnant?
It is not necessary to be fertile—or even to have ovaries or a uterus—to breastfeed. The hormones responsible for milk production (prolactin) and milk ejection (oxytocin) are released from the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain.
Can a woman feed milk without being pregnant?
Sometimes a womans breasts make milk even though she is not pregnant or breastfeeding. This condition is called galactorrhea (say: guh-lack-tuh-ree-ah). The milk may come from one or both breasts. It may leak on its own or only when the breasts are touched.
Is it safe for a man to drink breast milk?
“Breast milk is designed for babies. Its packed with everything they need to grow in a form that allows their delicate digestive systems and permeable intestines to absorb those nutrients,” according to Meghan Telpner, a Toronto-based nutritionist. “Breast milk is not designed for grown men to drink,” she said.