The Kenyan Town Where Husbands Compete With Babies For Breast Milk

Breast milk is reserved for babies as it is the primary source of nutrition for newborns before they are able to eat and digest other foods.The World Health Organization and UNICEF have recommended that mothers breastfeed their babies for at least two years.This is to ensure that babies get the required nutrients before they are able to eat and digest other foods.But in the Kenyan town of Butere in the Kakamega County, there is perhaps one of the strangest if not the weirdest customs in the world as fathers compete with their new born babies for breast milk.Strange but reportedly true as mothers feed their babies with one breast and leave the other for their husbands.Under the practice, newborns are not allowed to suck the breast reserved for their fathers as it is believed that the child will die.Some men in the town argue that the custom has nothing to do with breast milk, but it is rather a way of ensuring that the romance remains even after childbirth.Credit: face2faceafrica.comCall our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp. You could equally email your stories or articles to and we’ll surely put them onlineLog in to leave a comment

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