10 Sep '11, 2am

Cambodian boy suckles milk directly from cow after parents leave rural village to find work

Cambodian boy suckles milk directly from cow after parents leave rural village to find work

A Cambodian man says his young grandson has lived partly on milk he suckles directly from a cow since the boy's parents left their rural village in search of work. --PHOTO: AP KOAK ROKA, Cambodia (AP) - A Cambodian man says his young grandson has lived partly on milk he suckles directly from a cow since the boy's parents left their rural village in search of work. Mr Um Oeung says 20-month-old Tha Sophat started suckling the cow in July after he saw a calf do the same. Mr Um Oeung told The Associated Press he pulled the boy away at first. He relented after his grandson protested loudly and the boy has suckled the cow's milk once or twice a day since then.

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