Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cambodian boy suckles from cow after parents leave

see the picture above?

What do you think he is doing? yes, he is sucking milk directly from the cow!kesian kan? he looks like he has been missing his mum a lot that he need to sooth through the cow's mummy :(

The full story is :-
KOAKROKA, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian man says his young grandson has livedpartly on milk he suckles directly from a cow since the boy's parentsleft their rural village in search of work.
Um Oeung says 20-month-old Tha Sophat started suckling the cow in July after he saw a calf do the same.
UmOeung told The Associated Press he pulled the boy away at first. Herelented after his grandson protested loudly and the boy has suckledthe cow's milk once or twice a day since then.
Tha Sophat haslived with his grandparents in Siem Reap province in northwest Cambodiasince his parents moved to Thailand looking for work.
Um Oeung said Friday the cow doesn't mind the boy suckling but he is worried about his grandson's health if he continues.

source: Yahoo News

I am not obsess about breastfeeding though I am still breastfeed my baby since the first day he was born. I believe every parents want the best for their child. And all mothers will try their best to breastfeed their babies. However circumstances like working environment, health concern, money, emotional and moral support can be one of the reasons why breastfeeding can't be continued.

But this boy's story is pitiful. How good is his survival instinct that he can find a way to sooth his longing to suck his mummy's breast. And how poverty can lead to circumstances in providing breast milk or even formula milk to your child. In this case, the mother has to leave in order for her to find a job, and the grandparents do not have enough money to buy the formula milk for the boy.

So, for now lets all of us be glad that we are able to breast feed our babies or if not can provide the fancy fully nutritious formula milk for them.


  1. Speechless..menitik air mata tgk air muka that boy.. :(

  2. salam kenal..
    sedihnya..tak sanggup nak tgk budak tu..sian sgt..tibe2 teringat anak kat umah...bertuahnye dia dpt susu ibu sepenuhnya..

  3. MyRule: yup.i pun sedih tgk boy ni.silakan copy..
    btw nak panggil u apa eh?

    tu la kan, bersyukur anak2 kita dpt minum susu ibu sepenuhnya

  4. bergetar hati, sebak bace. x sanggup nak tengok gambar tu. isk isk

  5. tq for your comment..salam kenal..

    kesiannya budak ni :(


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