An Atlanta mom has reportedly quit her job in order to have an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship (ABR) with her new boyfriend. She hasn’t given birth in 20 years, and as such Jennifer Mulford reportedly needed the time off work in order to stimulate her body’s natural milk production. This is apparently accomplished by doing a “dry feed” every two hours; over time, this should trick her body into believing that she’s breastfeeding a child and therefore her breasts should, theoretically, begin to produce milk.
The New York Post reports that Mulford and her boyfriend Brad Leeson are both 36 years old, so there is no biological imperative for the pair to begin an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship with one another, but it is reportedly just something they want to get into.
According to Mulford, she was still single when she happened upon an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship website. She said that when she read up on Adult Breastfeeding Relationships, she actually felt envy.
“When I read about the bond breastfeeding could create between two people, I was envious.”
Jennifer says she’s looking forward to the sexual aspect of an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship, an attitude that has inspired a lot of criticism on social media. Many people have lashed out at her for sexualizing breastfeeding, which many women feel is already stigmatized far too much in our society.
@ComplexMag ????????. sn: there's a striving market for breast milk.— Young Sinatra (@Silverstasly) June 7, 2016
@nypost you seriously think this sick story is newsworthy?— Christine Nanfra (@Embracing50) June 8, 2016
Dear ladies, If your boyfriend didn't wish you a happy mother's day or sing sweet mother for you, you should stop breastfeeding him.— Ramadan_Kareem (@Pretty_teemerh) May 28, 2016
“I have always enjoyed my breasts being touched during sex more than anything else, so I knew I would enjoy it.”
After Jennifer found the Adult Breastfeeding Relationship website, she decided to seek out a partner who would be open to the idea of adult breastfeeding. She said she had read so many stories of the “pure joy” Adult Breastfeeding Relationships brought to others, and she was “desperate” to find a partner to share that kind of profound “emotional bond” with.
Jennifer says that she tried desperately to find a suitable partner, a man interested in entering into an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship with her. She says she posted messages on Adult Breastfeeding Relationship forums and message boards, turned to dating sites, and even went so far as to post an advertisement seeking and Adult Breastfeeding Relationship partner on Craigslist. Unfortunately for her, there weren’t any takers, despite her best efforts.
“I drew a blank. I started to think I’d never get to try adult breastfeeding.”
It was at that point in her search for the right partner that she ended up talking about Adult Breastfeeding Relationships with Brad, who also happened to be an old boyfriend. According to Jennifer, Brad mentioned that he “had a thing for big-breasted women,” and she used that segue to broach the topic of an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship. You know, just to see if Brad might be interested.
Inexplicably to most, Brad took the bait.
“We both wanted the same thing out of the relationship — a magical bond that only breastfeeding can achieve.”
It was at that time that Brad reportedly did his own research into the idea of an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship, presumably utilizing some of the same resources used by Jennifer herself, and after he chose to move beyond curiosity to action, the pair became much more than just friends.
“At that moment I knew that I had a partner for life.”
Because the pair came together to pursue a non-traditional Adult Breastfeeding Relationship, Jennifer had to take a hiatus from her job as a bartender. Despite her desire for an Adult Breastfeeding Relationship, her body hadn’t produced milk for more than two decades. In order to be able to achieve their goals as a couple, Jennifer and Brad have to be stimulated into producing milk despite her lack of an infant or pregnancy.
LOL. Feminists are mad, they're saying this couple has sexualized breastfeeding. Well, sexualized or not, they cray???? https://t.co/iPRQv1Gx7z— Mbula Nzuki - Bae (@iamevanzuki) June 8, 2016
I wish innocence wasn't sexualized...#breastfeeding is one of greatest bonding and educational moments a mom can experience...— Liz*Reporting*Live (@IamYourAntidote) June 5, 2016
According to the couple, their Adult Breastfeeding Relationship is a very private thing (despite the fact that they’ve chosen to share their story with the world via social media) and they would never dream of engaging in it in public.
So, what are your thoughts on this? Is there anything wrong or unnatural about what they’ve chosen to build their relationship on? Does this public Adult Breastfeeding Relationship unnecessarily stigmatize and sexualize the natural act of a mom nursing her child?
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