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Offline tweener

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Re: Why do men have nipples?
« Reply #25 on: 26/03/2004 03:59:16 »
There is a type of bat that has been recently discovered where the males have a high rate of mammary gland development and milk is present.  The article I was reading indicated they had not observed them breastfeeding, but they had not observed them very much at all.  Otherwise, no I don't think there are any species where the males breastfeed their offspring. (According to this one unnamed source of mine - unnamed because I can't remember where I read it.)

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Re: Why do men have nipples?
« Reply #26 on: 26/03/2004 13:55:38 »
they really can breastfeed i saw it on the discovery channel

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Re: Why do men have nipples?
« Reply #27 on: 27/03/2004 07:07:48 »
Men (as in human males in case anyone is unsure !) can lactate (produce breast milk) give the right hormones. This can be induced artificially (some antipsychotics cause galatorrhoea (milk production) by promoting prolactin release), or naturally. Daily breast massage can occasionally induce milk production in men and women.

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