What is an Adult Nursing Relationship?

Adult Nursing Relationship (ANR) or Adult Breastfeeding (ABF) is when a partner offers their lactating or milk-producing breasts to their partner. It seems to be an extension of the attraction that many have towards the female breast. As part of foreplay, a partner will often kiss and suck their partner’s breasts and nipples; the desire to suckle may well grow out of this attraction.

What is ANR?Like the bond that forms between a nursing mother and her baby, an ANR will often result in a close bond between two people. Part of this comes from the desire and attraction to the nursing act itself; although, there are also physical reasons why the couple will grow to be mutually interdependent. For example, the woman will need her partner to be there when she needs to be nursed – to relieve the pressure that builds up in the breasts. It’s this closeness and interdependence that makes Adult Nursing Relationships so special.

Sex can also be a part of an ANR, but it’s not the case that people who are in adult nursing relationships are necessarily exclusively interested in having sex. The intimacy and understanding that may develop between two people is considerably stronger than that which may develop from physical/sexual attraction alone.

Many adult nursing relationships start, spontaneously, after the birth of a child; although many other couples induce lactation to experience an ANR – we believe the desire to experience nursing is not a good reason to have a baby. Inducing lactation can be a troublesome process but also a wonderful one.