Jennifer Mulford from Atlanta, GA, has a pretty hectic breastfeeding schedule right now. Nope, not a new baby. According to The Sun, Mulford reportedly took time off from her bartending job so she could focus on feeding her boyfriend every two hours.
Well, she's not technically feeding him yet, because although she is a mom, her child is now 20, so she's not producing milk anymore. What they're doing is called "dry feeding"…
…which tricks the body into producing milk because it thinks it's feeding a child (because, under normal circumstances, who or what else would be consistently suckling her breasts?).
Mulford became intrigued with Adult Breastfeeding Relationships (ABR) after reading about them and finding herself feeling envious of the bond breastfeeding can create between two people. Two people who are not parent and child.
She told The Sun, "When I read about the pure joy it brought others, I was desperate to seek out a partner to share an emotional bond with." The only hitch was that Mulford was, at the time, single. She started searching dating sites, ABR forums, and even Craigslist, for a man to start an ABR with, but no luck. (Honestly, if you can't find a man to breastfeed on Craigslist, then what has the world come to?)
At last, she found Brad Leeson, an old boyfriend from her school days with whom she was chatting one night about ABR. Turns out he was open to the idea, and Mulford knew she'd found "a partner for life." They both wanted the same thing: "a magical bond that only breastfeeding can achieve."
Mulford drinks Mother's Milk Tea, an herbal beverage thought to simulate female hormones, three times a day. She also takes an herbal pill called Lactiful, which supposedly helps milk supply. If her man isn't there, Mulford uses a pump. They set an alarm during the night to make sure they don't miss a "feeding." Because nothing enhances a relationship quite as much as sleep deprivation.
Mulford says she draws the line at breastfeeding in public, although Leeson is totally up for it. Shaming breast-feeding moms is terrible, except in this case, when shame, shame, shame because NO.
Well, okay, if you're really into it then whatever makes you happy.
Mulford guesses her milk will start coming in about two months, and once it does, she and Leeson are in it for the long haul. She tells The Sun:
This is a lifestyle we have chosen. We look forward to years from now still needing and wanting each other. I can come home from a very stressful day and seconds after Brad latching on I feel a sense of peace and calm. For that time I feel like we become one. I have yet to feel anything more comforting. It’s a bond that no one can come between.
It's also a bond that probably no one wants to come between.