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Have you tried starvation?

No, seriously:

Breast development occurs commonly, and spontaneous lactation occasionally, in men under conditions of starvation. Thousands of cases were recorded among prisoners of war released from concentration camps after World War II; one observer noted 500 cases among survivors of one Japanese POW camp alone. The most likely explanation is that starvation inhibits not only the glands that produce hormones, but also the liver, which destroys those hormones. The glands recover much faster than the liver when normal nutrition is resumed, so hormone levels soar unchecked.

Father's Milk - From goats to people, males can be mammary mammals, too. Jared Diamond, but this is biology, which is his actual area of expertise.

by fjallstrom on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 11:31:33 AM EST
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