Lactation is an interesting dream symbol since it is uniquely women who participate in this activity in waking. Dreams about lactation may reflect archetypal gender identity concerns. A woman who dreams of this may see herself as fulfilling a mothering role. This may be literal, as in wish-fulfillment, or figurative, as in mothering a man in a romantic relationship.
Some women have anxiety about their ability to provide adequate milk after childbirth. In these instances, dreams of feeding a child may be visualizations of these concerns.