Breastfeeding couple Jennifer Mulford Brad Leeson were the QT's top read story this week.
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Woman quits her job to breastfeed her boyfriend

SHE hasn't breastfed for 20 years but that hasn't stopped a woman from breastfeeding her boyfriend as part of their Adult Breastfeeding Relationship (ABR).

The Sun reports Jennifer Mulford from Atlanta "dry-feeds" her partner Brad Leeson, 36, every two hours.

Because she hasn't breastfed in over 20 years, Ms Mulford has to trick her body into producing milk by dry-feeding and hand pumping regularly.

"I've taken a break from my job because I want to devote everything to making this work," she said.

The bartender first came across ABR on a website.

"When I read about the pure joy it brought others, I was desperate to seek out a partner to share an emotional bond with."

At the time she was a single mum so she started searching for men open to the idea of adult breastfeeding.

"I used dating sites, put messages on ABR forums and even put an advert on Craigslist, but I drew a blank. I started to think I'd never get to try adult breastfeeding."

One night she was talking to Mr Leeson, an old boyfriend from school, and mentioned the idea.

"We were talking and Brad told me he had a thing for big-breasted women, and that size had always been a factor in his relationships.

"I thought it was the perfect time to bring up adult breastfeeding - and see if he'd be interested."

She said it was like a light switch "flicked in his head", she could tell he was curious and excited.

"At that moment I knew that I had a partner for life. We both wanted the same thing out of the relationship - a magical bond that only breastfeeding can achieve."

The couple feed every two hours.

If Mr Leeson is out Ms Mulford uses a pump or hand-pumps. At night they set an alarm for "night feeds".

"Nights have been a struggle because Brad sleeps so peacefully but we manage to cope - until he falls asleep latched onto me, which is beautiful," she said.

She also said it has been tricky to get through nursing sessions without having sex.

"It's been difficult to distinguish the difference between nurturing and sex.

"Although it's so beautiful and peaceful it's also erotic. It's been hard to get through the first few nursing sessions without being tempted to have sex, but each time it's getting easier," Ms Mulford said.

Because Ms Mulford doesn't have any milk to feed Mr Leeson, she also takes herbal pills and tea to imitate female hormones and increase or maintain milk supply.

Ms Mulford said Mr Leeson, a self-confessed gym buff, is excited about the health benefits of breast milk. 

"Brad goes to the gym because it makes him feel good about himself knowing he is shape and living a healthy lifestyle. He also tells me all the time that he does it for me because he wants other women to feel jealous of what I have," she said.

The couple say nursing is going well.

Ms Mulford expects it will take two months for her milk to come in. 

She said Mr Leeson would like her to feed him in public but it is very private act for her.

"I'll never say never but I love the time we spend nursing alone. It's our time away from the rest of the world and I look forward to every feed.

"I can come home from a very stressful day and seconds after Brad latching on I feel a sense of peace and calm. For that time I feel like we become one. I have yet to feel anything more comforting.

"It's a bond that no one can come between."

They are hoping to get married in the future but say they won't have any children together as they both have kids from previous relationships.

The couple also plan to breastfeed as long as they can.

"This is a lifestyle we have chosen. We look forward to years from now still needing and wanting each other."