Human—animal breastfeeding has been practiced in many different cultures in many time periods. The practice of breastfeeding or suckling between humans and other species has gone in both directions: human females sometimes breastfeed young animals, and animals are used to suckle babies and children. Animals were used as substitute wet nurses for infants, particularly after the rise of syphilis increased the health risks of wet nursing.
When a puppy that she was fostering refused to eat anything, a Colorado woman says she did the only thing that she felt would save his life: breastfeeding the sickly pup from her own breast. The puppy, according to KRDO, is the runt of a litter of orphaned pups that the woman fostered. She has a month-old child and admits that she felt "weird" about breastfeeding the dog, but she insists that the puppy would've died had she not taken action.
KRDO - A photo of a woman breastfeeding a puppy is circulating on the internet. The woman who posted it on her personal Facebook page has come forward to explain why she did it -- to save the puppy's life. I never thought I would ever do that.
But it isn't his mother's or even his species. A woman posted the photo to show what she said was her last resort to save the runt of an orphaned litter of lab-mix puppies. I didn't know what else to do, I was desperate and I just couldn't bear sitting there watching it die," the woman said.
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See files for Dogs. Female dogs breastfeed like all mammals, their name deriving from the mammary glands used to produce milk. This milk is full of nutrients and designed to keep their vulnerable puppies fed and protected from potential infection.
By Sophie Jane Evans. When Tubs the Labrador refused to take milk or formula from a bottle, it seemed the puppy was unlikely to survive. The animal was the runt of a litter left as orphans when their mother died, and taken in by a Colarado woman.
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On Monday, we introduced our listeners to the controversy of a Colorado woman who breastfed a dog when it refused to take any other food. One of our listeners called in and said they had experience breastfeeding a dog. Denise: I had a friend who had a dog that gave birth to seven puppies.
Screencap via. Last week, a woman in Colorado posted a Facebook photo of a puppy drinking milk from her breast. The picture sparked an internet backlash, and she soon became a flavour-of-the-week celebrity on local Colorado news. By that time she had become reclusive and had started telling a slightly more heroic version of the puppy breast-feeding story.