It just seems...icky!

It just seems...icky!

I think this guy may have taken his apparant obsession with the classic Arnie flick ‘Junior’ a little too far, SFGate reports:

Ragnar Bengtsson, a 26-year-old student at Stockholm University, is regularly breaking out a breast pump to induce lactation. Bengtsson is the father of a 2-year-old child, but he has no plans to nurse his toddler. Rather he wants to breast-feed future children and inspire other dads to offer their breasts as a way to bond with their children at earlier stages of development.

“Anything that doesn’t do any harm is worth trying out. And if it works it could prove very important for men’s ability to get much closer to their children at an early stage,” Bengtsson told The Local, an English newspaper in Sweden.

The story was major headline news in the Nordic country, and now it’s making the rounds on all the parenting blogs. The story will probably continue to escalate as Bengtsson’s efforts will be documented by Swedish TV8. Also, he maintains a blog on the station’s Web site.

Personally, I’m still not convinced this isn’t some kind of elaborate Nordic-hoax, though the Tubes never lie:

Fearless of ridicule, Bengtsson doesn’t mind where he lactates:

“I’m going to have to pull out the pump during lectures,” he told The Local. “But really it doesn’t bother me if it makes people uncomfortable. If they have issues with it that’s their problem.”

I suppose, in some respects, it’s only fair that men get a bit more involved in the parenting process…but it just feels inherantly wrong, on a utterly superficial level to me…ick!



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