A Toddler is Breastfed from a Cow (Video)

A 20-month old is nursed by a cow. While the blogosphere is busy debating whether our babies should be breast fed or bottle fed. Whether we should use cloth or disposable diapers. Raising our voices to if it’s our choice to have our sons’ circumcised. Ranting how formula is Satan.

*Cue Debbie the Downer music*

There are children starving.

It was recently discovered in a rural village in Cambodia, a 20-month old boy who lives with his grandfather has been breastfeeding from a cow twice a day. The boy’s parents left him with his grandfather – while they went to find work.

Yes, people a cow. (Video after the jump!)


This little boy walks right up under the cow and drinks . It’s his third world water fountain, but with milk. Who needs sippy cups when you have good ol’ cow teet.

While my first response after watching this was YUCK. GROSS. ICK. NASTY. Truth of the matter is, I need to see this to be reminded of how spoiled we are.

This kid has next to nothing. Whether it’s the bonding of feeding from a calf or the need for food – both are sad situations.  Neither of which my kids will have to experience, thankfully. Even if something catastrophic occurred – where we needed to leave our children for a period of time . Our kids would never be breastfeeding from a cow.


Tha Sophat suckles milk from a cow in Nokor Pheas village, Nokor Chum district in Siem Reap September 11, 2011. The 18-month-old Cambodian boy has been feeding himself by suckling directly from a cow as part of his daily meals since his parents left to work in Thailand, the child’s grandfather told Reuters. Um Oeung, 46, said that his grandson Tha Sophat has been suckling from a cow for a month now after the family’s home was swept away by a storm last year, leaving behind a total debt of $1000.

$1000 of debt. Some people spend more money on baby strollers. Just saying.

Remember how blessed you are.


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