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By Reuters | Sep 12, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 91 ]

His parents left him to go look for work, so he feeds himself

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An 18-month-old Cambodian boy has suckled milk directly from a cow, daily, for more than a month.

He is in fine health, the child’s grandfather says.     

The boy, Tha Sophat, made international headlines after his grandfather revealed he had been feeding himself directly from a cow since July when a storm destroyed his home storm and his parents left for Thailand to find work.     

After he stopped breast-feeding from his mother, the boy became ill, said the 46-year-old grandfather.      

But the boy watched a calf nurse from its mother, and began to do the same thing, feeding directly from the cow each day, Um Oeung added.

When the grandfather pulled him away, the boy cried, so he let him continue, Um Oeung told Reuters.      

Neighbours and local officials in the village of Pheas in Siem Reap province, about 315km (195 miles) from the capital Phnom Penh, say they are not happy about the nursing.     

“They blame me and have told me not to allow him to suckle from the cow anymore.

“They say the boy will be ashamed when he grows up and that he will be naughty,” he said.      

Since Saturday, he has limited the suckling to once a day.      

“His health is fine, he is strong,” said Um Oeung.   

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Can a human being do the same for a calf? I don't think so.

Sep 13, 2011 7:48 | 0 replies

THE BOY IS HEALTHY AND STRONG LEAVE THE BOY ALONE "SUCK IT HARD BOY" THIS BOY WILL KNOW HIM STORY ON BED ONE DAY

Sep 13, 2011 11:12 | 0 replies

WILL KNOW HIS STORY ON BED ONE DAY

Sep 13, 2011 11:16 | 0 replies

thats brave of dis poor boy atleast he doesnt go to sleep with an empty stomach.

Sep 13, 2011 11:27 | 0 replies

Talk about wrong upbringing form parents and this will lead to ill sickness that may cause un reseached diseaces...

Sep 13, 2011 11:40 | 0 replies

that kid will be sick ma telling this is not heathy at all!!!the parents, r Irresponsible how cud they??no man! * angry for days*

Sep 13, 2011 11:58 | 0 replies

and o fresh jong....

Sep 13, 2011 12:25 | 0 replies


mmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Sep 13, 2011 12:38 | 0 replies

lol the boy is healthy manje bafunani?

Sep 13, 2011 12:40 | 0 replies

ncanca boi, if the cow it's ok with it why should we bother?

Sep 13, 2011 12:52 | 0 replies

KHOROMMBI, you talk shit what is it that you are saying about amazulu. you should be sucking a pig's 4,5 LOL

Sep 13, 2011 10:57 | 0 replies