Baby Drinks Directly from Cow

Tha Sophat, an 18 month old Cambodian boy, has been drinking milk directly from a cow since July.   That’s when a storm* destroyed* their family’s home and his parents went to Thailand to look for work.They left the baby  with his grandfather.  The baby, of course, missed* his mother’s milk but when he saw a calf* drinking from its mother, he decided to join in.
The boys grandfather, Um Oeung, says that the neighbors aren’t happy.  “They blame* me and have told me not to allow* him to suckle* from the cow any more,” he said.  But, he added: “His health is fine, he is strong and he doesn’t have diarrhea.*”
storm – bouře
destroy – zničit
miss – postrádat
calf – tele
blame – obviňovat
allow – dovolit
suckle – sát
diarrhea – průjem
Question for discussion:
Is this bad for the child?


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