Breastfeeding Grown Men

Women are being coerced into breastfeed their partners in Uganda, and in parts of Tanzania and Kenya—and researchers are beginning to look into the underground phenomenon that’s been linked to gender-based violence.  
 
Researchers from Kyambogo University in Kampala and Britain’s University of Kent found that men’s suckling can take priority over babies’, and that women can face violence if they refuse.
 
“There is a belief in some communities that breast milk has energising and curative powers, even curing diseases such as HIV and Aids and cancer,” explains Peter Rukundo of Kyambogo University. He’s  called for government action. But first, hard evidence is needed.
 
The Guardian

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