Breast milk? I'll be the judge of that.

A recent study by British formula maker Cow & Gate found that one third of British fathers tried their wife's breast milk.  I thought about doing it when Madame was breastfeeding, but for one reason or another I never got around to it. Supposedly the fathers who were surveyed said that is was "part of an emotional urge to immerse themselves in the process of infant rearing," which smells like bullshit to me. Here are some of the more likely reasons I think why a dad might try a taste of la leche (in no particular order):

  1. To gross out his wife.
  2. Simple curiosity. The baby loves it, so it must be good.
  3. To be able to say they did it.
  4. Accidental taste during some post-natal foreplay with the baby's mama.
  5. On a dare.
  6. A fascination with the convenience of literally making food.
  7. To gross out his wife.

Earth dads give breast milk a try [Times Online (UK)]