Why do men have nipples?

I actually did read before that men could feed their young if they were determined enough to manually stimulate lactation! Whether this is true, I do not know. However, there ARE medications that can cause men to lactate!

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i’ve read that the baby primate held in it’s father arms will also reflexively suck the male nipple. While no milk is produced, it does creates a pleasurable bonding experience for both members. This in turn leads to the father sticking around and defending his family, increasing the survival of the species. A little creepy to think about now days, but it does explain the partially functioning male nipple.