October 19, 2012
California mom breastfeeds her pet dog
By QMI Agency
A California mom who couldn't breastfeed her children says she gets maternal satisfaction by breastfeeding her pet dog.
In an interview with the U.K. edition of Closer magazine, Terri Graham, 44, said nursing her pug, Spider, makes her feel like a better mom.
She told the magazine she was devastated when she couldn't breastfeed daughter Leesa, now 9, and son Lucas, now 2.
She said Spider developed a taste for her breast milk in 2010, after he licked the nipple of a bottle she had pumped to feed baby Lucas.
"People might say I'm a freak, but having Spider suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother," Lucas is quoted as saying in the article, which appears in the Oct. 20 issue of the magazine, under the heading "Outrageous Mum."
And Spider gets something out of it, too, she said — nutrition and love.
A graphic photo of Spider suckling on Graham's breast was posted to the website Reddit.