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Mom Breastfeeds Dog To ‘Feel Complete’ [Graphic Photo]

Terri Graham admitted she breastfeeds her dog

A California mother has admitted to breastfeeding her dog after she was unable to breastfeed her two children.

Forty-four-year-old Terri Graham said breastfeeding her 9-year-old daughter’s pug, Spider, made her feel like a better mom. Graham says the dog developed a taste for breast milk after licking the nipple of a bottle she used to feed her then-newborn son in 2010. She has been breastfeeding the dog ever since.

“I’m finally getting the breastfeeding experience I missed out on with the children,” Graham told the UK edition of Closer magazine. “Having Spider suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother.”

Graham said she knows people might think she is a freak, but she insists that her breast milk nourishes the dog. She says Spider was the runt of the litter and underweight when she first came into the family, and a doctor had suggested feeding her speciality food. Spider refused to eat it but quickly took to the breast milk.

Graham, however, isn’t the first woman to admit to breastfeeding a dog. In 2010, British woman named Suzanne Morgan said she gave her dog, Dixie, a bottle of breast milk she had pumped earlier in the day to get it to stop barking when there was no dog food left in the house. Morgan said:

” ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ I said, grabbing one of the bottles and pouring it in her bowl. Dixie sniffed her bowl, and in no time at all, she’d lapped it up. I started to wonder.

Was I the only one who fed breast milk to a dog? I got on the internet, and within minutes I’d found no end of women who’d breastfed dogs, cats, even pigs. A lot of them didn’t just pour the milk into their pet’s bowls, they let them suckle at their breasts, too.”

Morgan said she fed her 17-month-old daughter — whom she admitted was too old to still be breastfed but said she liked the bond it created — from her left breast and fed the dog with the right, and disinfected herself after.

“Dixie, Tasha and I are happy, so you can think what you like, but I reckon you shouldn’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it,” Morgan said.

A psychologist interviewed by Closer magazine suggested that Terri Graham seek therapy.

WARNING: The photo below is graphic.

Terri Graham breastfeeding Spider

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8 Responses to “Mom Breastfeeds Dog To ‘Feel Complete’ [Graphic Photo]”

  1. Heather Johnson

    First, 17 months is not too old to still breastfeed a human child. WHO recommends breastfeeding for 2 years or beyond. Second, breastfeeding a dog might be a little weird, but, then again, other mammal mothers have suckled babies of other species, so it's not that weird. As for giving a dog breast milk: what's the difference between giving a dog human milk versus cow's milk. Nothing! In fact, when my daughter doesn't drink all of her milk that I pump for her while I am at work, I will give the rest to my dog because I don't want it to go to waste. He's happy for the treat. (He also loves cow's milk.) If you've ever pumped, you know how valuable breast milk is.

  2. Tayla Holman

    I thought it was recommended up to a year. I didn’t know it was two, so that’s news to me. And I don’t think I gave the impression that I thought it was weird or that it was too old, I was just writing what Graham and Morgan said themselves. Stranger things have happened, this just isn’t something you hear everyday.

  3. Kimberley Folkes

    I will go ahead and say I do think its weird. Even moe weird to have your baby on one breast and the dog on the other. What if the dog snaps and goes on the attack, you can't rule something like that out. Whatever floats their boat though….shrugs shoulders.

  4. Vanessa Cantrell

    that is absolutely DISGUSTING. really? wow, dirty butt stuff all the way.