More on inducing

From an ANR group:

Inducing is all about making the brain think there’s a baby to feed.

It requires 15-20 minutes every 3-4 hours of pumping, suckling, massage, or a TENS unit.

It took me 4 months of pumping to have milk. I got impatient and ordered dom, then it only took me 2 weeks.

Dom is an OTC not available in the US, and one of its side effects is lactation.

A lady inducing is not going to have the same supply as a lady who has recently given birth. A new Mom has much more milk.

There is a good podcast on inducing called Lactation Station. The podcast is on iTunes, stitcher and I heart radio

In my experience tapering off the dom has decreased my supply. However getting suckled 3-4 times a week I was able to reduce a little and keep a decent supply

For God so loved the world that He GAVE

God, by nature, is a self-giver.

Women, by nature, are also self-givers.

Women’s bodies were created to give life, and their personalities and characters also align with this self-giving mission.

Research shows over and over that if women and girls are invested in, they tend to reinvest in their communities and those near and dear.

Also, in my poll Self-sucking?, the majority response has been along the lines of “no, it’s not for me to indulge, as my milk was given to me to serve my husband and enhance our relationship.”

That women’s bodies make food that nourishes others only keeps fascinating me and leaving me in awe.

In the incarnation, God became personally, intimately and physically involved in his creation. In the same way, women desire to be intimately involved with their husbands by feeding them the milk their bodies make.

And what do godly ANR-seeking women like Jeanne and K say? Both express similar desires to have a famished and stressed out man find solace and reinvigoration by feeding from their beautiful, powerful, ethereal, divine, God’s-image-bearing femininity.

Christ is the gift that keeps on giving. As we celebrate this season of Advent, let’s reflect on the true meaning of grace, and give generously to our spouses and loved ones.


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

Don’t trust your heart

I read my Bible daily and have almost never missed a day in many years.

But a few weeks ago, some ANR research had me flimsily read for several consecutive days. I read only for less than two minutes, knowing my heart wasn’t really in it, and that my primary desire was to check off a box and immediately go do more ANR research.

Researching Couples Nursing isn’t inherently sinful. But when it cuts into our personal time with God, it’s time to stop and mourn.

ANR demographics and estimates

Based on my involvement in ANR research for almost a decade, here are my very rough estimates on various demographics relating to Adult Nursing worldwide.

ANR leaders: born with the ANR “gene” and have been interested for a while; at the forefront of accelerating the progress of Couples Nursing. Visionaries, organizers, bloggers, webmasters, group admins, speakers, and promoters of the ANR lifestyle: thousands worldwide.

ANR community: people who are either actively seeking or currently in adult nursing relationships: a few millions.

ANR suppressing: secretly have the ANR gene but due to religious or cultural reasons, keep it suppressed: a few millions.

ANR fanatic unawares: I would totally jump headlong into it if only I knew such a relationship existed; in other words, I’m unaware I have the ANR gene: tens to hundreds of millions.

ANR neutral: Won’t judge a couple who briefly experiments with it. Have no problem with it, but not crazy about it: hundreds of millions to one or two billion.

ANR taboo: hundreds of millions to one or two billion.

ANR trolls: those who are self-deluded into thinking they can impede the progress of ANRs: hundreds worldwide.

Transition phobia and inertia

If I’m used to holding a child’s hand all day, I could understand how making the transition to holding an adult’s hand for the very first time could feel weird. But perhaps I should get over the transition, and focus on the adult to whom I’m united. Maybe I can adjust to the change by seeing how such adult handholding might feel super weird at first, but is a new act of grace, special and tender in its own unique way, a way that gives unique insight into the tender heart of the Father.

If we’re so stuck on “the way things should be by ‘natural’ design,” our boxy thinking will cause us to miss out on new experiences of grace and blessings.

His lips are hers, her breast milk is his

The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own [breasts and milk] but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own [lips] but yields it to his wife. Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”

1 Cor. 7, modified

“In the same way, we are many, but in Christ we are all one body, and each part belongs to all the other ·parts [L members].”

Romans 12:5

Soul Food

Breast milk is packed with antibodies IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD and IgE, which are secretory IgA molecules that combat diseases without causing inflammation.

I dedicate this to the men “who know the value of breast milk for our immune system, anti-aging theories, etc. Plus – its just fun to suckle and cuddle and relax in the comfort of [her] arms.”

“Human breast milk is full of complex sugars that help build babies’ immune systems. Researchers believe those compounds may help adults with Crohn’s disease, arthritis, even autism, and may, some day, be the key to prevention.

At UC-San Diego Health Sciences, researchers are working to isolate small amounts of human milk oligosaccharides or HMO’s in donated breast milk. Synthesized molecules will then be used to fight immune disorders, viral and bacterial pathogens, and chronic inflammation in animal and cell cultures.

NEW RESEARCH: Studies into breast milk helping adults began in Sweden. Researchers isolated a protein in the milk, and it was killing cancer cells. They redid the study in 2004 and found another compound that destroyed skin warts. They are currently working on a drug to help use that protein to their advantage. From there, Dr. Howard Cohen conducted a study on himself by putting breast milk into his smoothies twice a week, and he saw his prostate cancer begin to go into remission. The team hopes to recreate the milk with bioengineering instead of using human milk. They have learned also that HMOs can reduce inflammation, which is a result of Crohn’s disease. Some of the studies are still at the cell structure stage but others have moved to animal studies.

Moukarzel says since the HMO’s are safe for babies, they should be safe for adults. That should shorten the human testing phase and get to the public sooner, perhaps in five years.

Some of the conditions they could treat include obesity, Crohn’s disease, cardiovascular disease, even outbreaks of bacterial infections […].”

Woman are the salt of the earth and bring healing to us all.

ANRs do not have to be about sex. They’re about healing — physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, romantic and relational healing. The physical points to the spiritual. Natural events are indicative of supernatural realities. What a woman is really doing during feeding sessions is feeding her husband’s soul.

A good woman is medicine to her man.

Women are a source of healing and rejuvenation that we’ve far too long neglected.

“[…] every time we share that special moment I fall in love with my wife all over again. My wife fills me with love and delight. I’m happier, calmer, I’m a better father and husband. I have more joy and fulfillment in life. I receive great comfort from my wife’s breasts and she is gracious enough to provide for that; she believes she was created to fill. She is my helper. I bless my wife in many ways as a husband. She blesses me in many ways as well. Every time I nurse from my beautiful wife’s breasts, she bestows a blessing from God to me.”

Pastor E

Feminine distinctives

In Helper by Design: God’s Perfect Plan for Women in Marrage, Elyse Fitzpatrick presents two extreme and opposing views some Christian women hold about what differentiates them from men. One view sees them as completely different from men in every way, while on the other end of the spectrum is the assertion that women are identical to men, the only exception being they’re housed in bodies that gestate, menstruate and lactate.

I have my position with regards to this debate, but today, I’m going to focus on the three uniquely feminine bodily functions just listed.

Of these three, none is as feasible, medically advisable or desirable for a woman to continuously do every second of everyday of her adult life than to lactate. Indeed, it’s impossible for a woman to be pregnant every moment of her life. I’m no gynecologist, but I think perpetual menstruation is also impossible. Both situations would be unnatural and would indicate something being wrong. But making milk is not only possible, but sustainable over the long term, with no adverse effects.

The one thing a woman can continually do that’s a hallmark of her femininity is to produce milk. And yes, it can extend beyond menopause. There’s a 62 year old blog follower and commenter who still lactates for her husband. And I know a 71 year old who still has a supply, and is inducing a larger volume.

So we see that a woman’s ability to lactate transcends her reproductive abilities. I think this, plus the fact that milk induction is possible, are extremely suggestive of another purpose for breast milk besides reproduction.

I go give you juice wey I don squeeze correct from my pomegranates

I go lead you.
        I go come bring you inside haus wey my momsi get.
        (Na im dey teach me when I be pikin.) 
        I go give you make you come drink wine wey dem don put sugar and spice well well for am,
        some juice wey I don squeeze from my pomegranates.

Song 8:2, Christ-centered ANR’s West African Pidgin English translation

Can adults benefit from breast milk?

Molecules extracted from human breast milk may be effective in treating adult illnesses like arthritis, Crohn’s Disease

See video here

SAN DIEGO, California – Scientists want to know if human breast milk, which is good for infants, may also help adults as well.

Human breast milk is full of complex sugars that help build babies’ immune systems.  Researchers believe those compounds may help adults with Crohn’s disease, arthritis, even autism, and may, some day, be the key to prevention.

When Sharon Young heard scientists were collecting breast milk for health research, she was all in. She was breast-feeding her daughter at the time.

“I wanted to learn more first and foremost scientifically, about human oligosaccharides for research in general,” she said. “But I also wanted to contribute also as a mom.”

At UC-San Diego Health Sciences, researchers are working to isolate small amounts of human milk oligosaccharides or HMO’s in donated breast milk. Synthesized molecules will then be used to fight immune disorders, viral and bacterial pathogens, and chronic inflammation in animal and cell cultures.

“We’re making a lot of parallels from infant nutrition up to adulthood and trying to find what ways where we can use the compounds to treat adult disorders,” said UC-San Diego Nutrition and Education researcher.

She foresees recreating the HMO’s in powder form in the lab, making it easy to take as a pill or in a drink.

“The scientific challenge is to identify which HMOs or sets of HMOs are appropriate for specific disease conditions.”

NEW RESEARCH:  Studies into breast milk helping adults began in Sweden. Researchers isolated a protein in the milk, and it was killing cancer cells. They redid the study in 2004 and found another compound that destroyed skin warts. They are currently working on a drug to help use that protein to their advantage. From there, Dr. Howard Cohen conducted a study on himself by putting breast milk into his smoothies twice a week, and he saw his prostate cancer begin to go into remission. The team hopes to recreate the milk with bioengineering instead of using human milk. They have learned also that HMOs can reduce inflammation, which is a result of Crohn’s disease. Some of the studies are still at the cell structure stage but others have moved to animal studies.

Moukarzel says since the HMO’s are safe for babies, they should be safe for adults. That should shorten the human testing phase and get to the public sooner, perhaps in five years.

Some of the conditions they could treat include obesity, Crohn’s disease, cardiovascular disease, even outbreaks of bacterial infections like norovirus.

Source

The uniqueness of Husband Breastfeeding

Believe me, I’m a humble man. Others have pointed it out. But I’ll boast in God and his providence.

Over the past few years, six women have somewhat taken on the typically male role by initiating, maintaining the conversation, and “spitting game” at me, simply because they desired an ANR and knew I was there to meet that deep yearning. The only reasons I didn’t end up with any of them were a lack of Christian faith or a lack of compatibility. I like their styles too. They weren’t too aggressive or desperate. They simply displayed a respectful but clear interest.

Husband breastfeeding kinda turns the tables on gender roles in dating. It is the only intimate activity I’m aware of that gets women actively hunting down interested male partners. They become the go-getters.

Women know it’s out-of-this-world beautiful, and are very willing to take a risk and approach a man who also wants it.

Women approaching us in pursuit of something so intimate and special? It’s the ultimate win-win. Woman yearns to nurture and spoil her man, and man revels in the enjoyment of his wife’s breasts, to her great pleasure. Biblically, men should take the lead, but I see no Scriptural problem with a woman who knows what she wants and then goes for it– while still allowing the man to lead.

God is glorified, because the couple is a lot more intimate, and his purpose in creation is realized, as breasts and their beautiful owners achieve a deep sense of usefulness and fulfillment.

Multiplicity

“A lady inducing is not going to have the same supply as a lady who has recently given birth. A new mom has much more milk.”

ANR is tied to fecundity. Men and women into this lifestyle are equally fond of the idea of women making a milk volume that overflows.

I strongly believe ANR-loving folks are more fertile. No need for fertility drugs for us. Nature has gifted us vigorously viable seeds and ova.

And our God is very pro-productivity. We get our love for overflowing, bountiful wellsprings from the imago Dei embedded deeply within.

A month before founding this blog, my pastor preached an intriguing sermon on multiplicity. If you could have a million dollars right now or one cent today, two tomorrow, and keep doubling the amount for a whole month, which option would you pick? The first is obviously more tempting, but he told us folks who choose the latter option end up with over 10 million dollars. I went home and calculated it, and he was right. You’d have $10.7 million. $21.5 million in a 31-day month. He used this memorably illustrative sermon to preach the importance of making disciples, and the power of multiplicity when each disciple you make goes out to make two more, ad infinitum.

That’s what brings a smile to God’s face. Multiplicity and exponential growth, both in a spiritual and physical sense. Prolific profundity. Fecundity. Fertility. Reproductive potency and vigor. Overflowing abundance. Return on investment. When the gospel of His Son spreads like wildfire, and when believers in Jesus Christ have a quiver of naturally begotten disciples.

And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

— Acts 2:47


And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women

— Acts 5:14

How many disciples have you made for Christ?

Moi, trois

Your milk won’t be the only uniquely feminine fluid you produce that I enjoy consuming frequently.

I don’t believe in half-stepping. As Christ displayed his total commitment when he died to save me wholly, comprehensively and totally, I also want all of you.

Sometimes, nipple alone would do. Other times, as much of the breast as is humanly possible.

I’d like your breasts to be husband-smotherable. It’s more beautiful and worthwhile if I can be buried so deeply in them, you sometimes deprive me of oxygen.

I’ll stick my tongue as far as it’ll go.

I will drink you down to your dregs.

Marriage only

My heavy ANR research lately has diluted my walk with the Lord.

I’ve now realized that the safest and healthiest way to gain ANR insight is God’s prescribed way: a Christ-honoring ANR, i.e. through marriage and his word.

It’s neither healthy nor necessary to push the boundaries, especially on a topic as powerful as this.

ANR practice is in its infancy, so unfortunately, there aren’t too many clean resources for curious believers.

Take this not as a directive to cut out 100% of all ANR curiosity/research. Perhaps 95% of internet research should be eliminated, as there’s simply way too much flesh-driven and pornographic information out there, and we all know where blurring the lines leads.

All I’m saying is be ultra cautious. As a Christian woman once said, it’s healthiest to learn about sexual topics with your spouse as you faithfully learn to serve them and place their needs above your own.

That’s the safe and appropriate context God has given us for sexual discovery, so don’t try to explore sex outside those confines. If you do, you’re really out to please yourself, not God or your future spouse.

Woman feeds even her pet some breast milk

I came across an advice column of one woman who likes to give her breast milk to her dog, and a doctor’s response to her action. He stated how dogs’ stomachs aren’t designed to process human milk, and he strongly advised against such a practice.

The doctor may have a point, but I firmly believe it’s more God-honoring to breastfeed too much than too little. I prefer a wife who wants to breastfeed everything that breathes, than one who’s grossed out by nursing even her own infant. Note how the doctor implicitly states that human stomachs are designed to digest human milk, though he’ll likely disagree with the full implications of his own statement.

I’d rather have a wife who does this …
… than this

You would love it when I stroke you during feeding sessions

Conversely, I also can’t keep my hands off my woman who I adore.

During feeding sessions, I’d make sure at least one hand is always on you. I’ll stay stroking the other breast, your arms, face, torso or other parts that give you pleasure and joy.

I’ll listen to your needs and respond well to your desires.

I’ll drain your engorged breasts and let you drown away all my weariness and worries from a long, difficult day.

For is there a better way to be eased and soothed from rigorous job demands, strenuous occupational hazards and stresses than coming home to a comforting wife who puts in her best efforts to maintain a nourishing and delicious surplus of milk? I’ll show my deep appreciation of your hardwork by putting my hand where it counts.

I’ll make you fall asleep to my soothing, comforting caresses.

I’ll put your needs above mine. You’ll be in ecstasy.

Repost: ANR outside marriage = adultery

Email I recently received:

“I have  met two Christian men on ANR dating sites and all of them are like myself, in that they were sexually active before they gave their life to Christ. And each of them has the same opinion on nursing vs sex. Each of them believed that nursing can be a permissible act between unwed partners as an alternative to intercourse before marriage. I don’t have an opinion on the subject yet, but I am trying to form one and I’d like the input of someone…I am inclined to agree with them because there is nothing in the scripture prohibiting it  as far as I can tell, though a biblical scholar, I am not. Just wondering if you would be willing to share your opinion and why you feel the way you do. […]”

My response:

“Nursing as a way to prevent pre-marital sex? Well…
You say ‘Though I have been successful in abstaining for  the last seven years, I find this the most difficult thing to control.’ This statement shows that if one engages in an ANR, they’re exposing themselves to temptation. There are many sinful things Scripture doesn’t expressly forbid, masturbation being one. Engaging in an ANR before marriage is another example, because an ANR is something sexual. Ezekiel 23:3, 8 and 21 tell us that breasts also serve a sexual purpose, but human experience also bears witness to their sexual nature apart from Scripture.

Unfortunately, I’ve come across some nursers who deny this but to be very frank, I think they’re suppressing the truth, because nipples are erogenous zones. Some things are just so risky that even if the Bible doesn’t explicitly prohibit them, if you practice them, you place yourself in a danger zone.

“Nancy”, since you’re His child…, God will most likely provide you a godly, loving husband to enjoy this intimacy with. Then you can experience uninhibited ANR joy without worrying about sinning. I’ve come to see God’s infinite wisdom in requiring us to flee from sexual immorality. The passion, joy, selfless service and thrill of marital lovemaking are well worth the wait.

Any kind of nursing with multiple women is a sin as you rightfully point out, whether married to any of them or not. God certainly hates that and doesn’t play around with sexual sin.”

Drink water from your own cistern, water flowing from your own well.

Proverbs 5:15

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Adult breastfeeding wet nurses … for chronically sick and above reproach patients only

“Historically, women have breastfed adults who were sickly to help build their immune systems. The practice has continued more recently than you might realize in countries such as China.”

To a few guys out there, refrain from jumping the gun.

Your headache is not an occasion to seek a wet nurse. There’s no medical evidence to prove ingesting breast milk cures headaches, nor does it treat paper cuts, the common cold, insect bites, hiccups, anxiety, or job pressures.

Don’t move to China because you have a stomach ache. Treat it wherever God placed you, and refocus your heart and mind on Him.

Inhibit the Feedback Inhibitor of Lactation. Let it Flow.

Please follow Mikalah Hodges (IG @mikalah66, Twitter @HodgesMikalah, lactationstation2020.com). She brings a wealth of information on lactation for every purpose under the sun– yes, including ANR, as she’s very supportive of our lifestyle. A board-certified lactation consultant and 53 year old grandmother who successfully induced lactation two years ago and is still producing, I know I will be following her and referencing her work for years to come.

Source: Mikalah’s Instagram