Hmm, where shall I begin? I guess there's really no proper and un-alarming way to put this -- a mom-of-two named Terri Graham breastfeeds her dog for the sake of fulfilling a bonding urge she never got with her own kids, because she did NOT breastfeed them when they were babies.
Yes, I said she breastfeeds her dog, as in she takes pleasure in letting her pug (named Spider) sit in her lap and suck on her breasts. She says, "Having Spider suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother."
And she must really, really like letting the dog breastfeed, because she's been doing it for two years. (Even Christian Grey would probably find this behavior a bit shocking.)
Apparently the little pug licked some breast milk off the nipple of a bottle she had pumped for her son -- so she figured, "Hey, why not just go ahead and put him on the boob?"
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Ok, so I get that people are weird and everybody has "their thing" and all that stuff -- but for the life of me, I just don't understand why Terri "couldn't" breastfeed her babies, but had no problem with the dog latching right on. (????)
And since she admits that she feels as though she's "nourishing the dog" by letting him breastfeed, then why wouldn't she feel the way about her own babies? And aside from that, isn't it much easier for a baby to latch onto the breast considering their mouths are shaped for that sort of thing -- rather than a dog with an elongated mouth and sharp fangs?
I really don't mean to judge this woman (ok, maybe I do), but something about this story just strikes me as more than a little bit "off." If she "couldn't" breastfeed her babies, then she shouldn't be able to breastfeed the dog. And if she can breastfeed the dog, then theoretically she should have been able to breastfeed her children without any sort of difficulty.
Call me crazy, but I'm guessing this has way more to do with some sort of strange fetish than it does with making her feel like mother of the year. (I'm just sayin'.)
Do you think it's a little bit strange that Terri breastfeeds her dog, but not her own offspring?
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