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#1 Guest_~Sal_*

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:16 AM

Has anyone else ever heard of this?  I hadn't until I was scanning my grandpas photos from when he was in New Guinea during WW2.  He has a photo of a woman breastfeeding a couple of puppies and on the back it says that this was quite a common thing.

Edited by ~Sal, 05 January 2007 - 11:48 AM.


#2 Cantankerous

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:22 AM

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Sorry but that is SO wrong. Breast milk is for human babies.

Maybe if was in a bottle then it wouldn't be so bad but off the breast it makes me cringe. wacko.gif

Back in those days I would have thought if the mother didnt feed the pups they would die. OR people feed them cows milk.

#3 catnat

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:37 AM

Sorry I think that is wrong! Express it and give it to them yes, otherwise no!

Our dog LOVED breastmilk and it made her coat super shiny LOL! I just hated having to tip out the EBM if the boys didn't drink it all so we gave it to the dog.

Edited by catnat, 05 January 2007 - 11:38 AM.


#4 CSF

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:40 AM

Bizarre!  tongue.gif

#5 Guest_~Sal_*

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:42 AM

I really don't have an issue with it.  We're just animals too.

#6 chance

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:49 AM

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#7 Nicky*Nacky*Nocky*Nu

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:52 AM

I think if the animals were actually "on" and attacched to the breast yes- very gross and weird!!

Think they probably would of given the breast milk via a bottle!  I'd hope so!!!  I think thats nice, to keep the babies alive.

Imagine all the attachment issues!

#8 Guest_~Sal_*

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:54 AM

In the photo there are two pups.  One on each breast.

I don't think they would have had bottles, and pretty sure that they didn't have cows in New Guinea in 1942.

Edited by ~Sal, 05 January 2007 - 11:56 AM.


#9 papilio

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:54 AM

I heard about a woman in New Zealand breastfeeding some puppies recently.  

Not something I'd do, but our animals loved my excess EBM too!

#10 Mianta

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:56 AM

I am in the "as long as it's expressed" boat. I'm sorry but it's not my cup of tea. rolleyes.gif

Hayley

#11 censura carnero

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:56 AM

My MIL who lived in PNG in the seventies was telling me about this the other day.  They definitly breast fed pigs.  No bottle just breasts.  I guess because pigs are regarded as prized possessions.

Edited by louiero, 05 January 2007 - 11:57 AM.


#12 cazbir

Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:59 AM

:ohmy: OMG that just Eeewwwwwwwwwwwwww

#13 Quattuor Genitrix

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:01 PM

How odd  huh.gif

Another one who feels if expressed then fine, strange but fine  :wink:  an animal attaching to the breast to feed just doesn't sit right to me.

#14 eilca

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:01 PM

I couldn't do it but I am not grossed out.  Isn't is nice that some people value life so highly?

#15 Nicky*Nacky*Nocky*Nu

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:02 PM

That's gross!

#16 wild~tulip

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:06 PM

Well I have never heard of that.  Doesn't surpprise me though nothing much surprises me about the world today.

I think it is gross but it may have been necessary back then.

Hmmm no need to do it these days there are such things as bowls and bottles for puppies.  rolleyes.gif

Maree

#17 Guest_~Sal_*

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:13 PM

I find it interesting that there is such a clear difference in attitudies with respect to breastfeeding between our two cultures.  I wonder how many women have trouble breastfeeding in their culture?  Breasts are clearly not sexualised there and serve a purpose.  It would be very interesting to know their breastfeeding success.  Genuine question.  Not trying to upset anyone who couldn't breasfeed.

btw: it's not something that I would do, but can see that in a different culture there are different social rules.

Edited by ~Sal, 05 January 2007 - 12:15 PM.


#18 Nicky*Nacky*Nocky*Nu

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:19 PM

I'm sure there would still be problems with breastfeeding.  But they would of stuck through with it alot longer.

Or maybe they get other family members to breastfeed if they can't - like a wet nurse?

#19 Morazah

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:20 PM

EWWWWW!

#20 Guest_fendi_*

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:43 PM

I suppose if I really loved my animal then maybe. But I can't imagine loving an animal that much. My breasts are for my babies.

#21 TanjU

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:49 PM

Revolting really. I just cringe at the thought of it - breastfeeding is for human babies,not animals. EWWWWWW! wacko.gif

#22 Popsical

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:49 PM

ewww, that's gross. I get that it's a cultural thing though.

#23 BrindleGirl

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:54 PM

Um... arent puppies born with teeth  huh.gif

Ouch  :ohmy:

Not for me sorry .... the lucky puppies though .... breastmilk is pretty darn yummy (according to my boy  tongue.gif )

#24 jules12

Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:55 PM

EWWWWWWWW THAT IS SO GROSS unsure.gif

#25 CamelToe

Posted 05 January 2007 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE
Sorry but that is SO wrong. Breast milk is for human babies.


What about your coffee/tea?  Do you have one squirt or two?  wink.gif




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