He said "It's not repulsive." Did you and your partner sample your breast milk?
The human body really is a fascinating thing. And I don't want to be biased towards women (because I am one), the female body is particularly fascinating.
We take a small 'contribution' from our partners and we turn it into human life.
We put our lives and our bodies as we know them, on the line to birth our babies, and continue to give them our bodies if we choose to breastfeed. Hell, if not, we still get by on broken sleep and remnants of someone else's baked dinner for the sake of feeding our bubs.
“I tried breast-feeding for weeks and weeks!” Kardashian, 34, wrote in response to a fan account on Twitter. Stress can significantly affect the hormone that supports lactation, according to Jada Shapiro, a lactation consultant, birth doula and the founder of Boober, an on-demand breastfeeding support service based in Brooklyn.
In fact, breastfeeding is such a wonderful thing, blogger, author and mum, Constance Hall has shared a video to her Instagram stories of husband, Denim, sampling her breast milk.
Constance and Denim, with their baby, Raja. Image: Instagram/mrsconstancehall.
"Who loves Con's boobs the most?"
The video shows Constance talking to the camera in her office where she is attempting to get some work done.
"Weird, but we just realised that Denim hasn't ever really tasted my breast milk," she said, "so I squeezed some into this tablespoon and we're gonna give him his first mouthful."
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The camera then turns to a rather enthusiastic looking Denim who explains that the pair had been debating "who loves Con's boobs the most."
"I was saying that I love them the most because I like the aesthetics of them," Denim says, with hand gestures to represent a woman's curves. "But Raja likes the taste of them, so I'm gonna give it a taste then I'm gonna be the winner of who loves the boobies the most."
We then get a close-up of the breast milk on the tablespoon as it is placed into Denim's mouth.
"It's not repulsive"
"Mmm it's not as sweet as what I thought it would be," Denim said. "It's not repulsive ... I was expecting it to be like sweeter but it's just sort of like bland and quite weak sort of."
"It's not as thick as I thought it would be," he continued. "It definitely doesn't taste gross, it tastes fine."
Constance has also shared some beautiful body positive images. Image: Instagram/mrsconstancehall.
"Does it make you feel sexual?"
Constance asked playfully if he felt anything sexual while tasting her breast milk.
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"No," he replied, "but it does prove that I love your boobies the most!"
A deflated Constance later joked, "I think I was kind of expecting him to like it more, because he's like that, my husband. He's really primal."
Is this a thing?
It's only natural to be curious about the taste of breast milk, and given it's a completely natural thing, it's no surprise there that it's not uncommon to sample it at some point.
We asked some Kidspot mums and quite a few of them admitted to sharing around a sample of their milk once or twice.
"I insisted he try it pretty much the first week we had our little one," said one mum, who said she also tasted it herself. "It was fairly unremarkable but he never asked for seconds."
Another said both her and her husband tried it when she first began breastfeeding their newborn baby: "It was so novel and magical and we were dying from curiosity. It was very anti climactic," she said, adding she, "didn't feed him with a spoon though."
One even spoke of a "friend" who put it in her husband’s coffee when they’d run of out milk one morning. "He didn’t know. He wasn’t impressed when he found out," she said.
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Did you and your partner taste your own breast milk? It is a thing, right?