Awww that's so cute! She sees you as her mummy now so of course she is going to try and get milk - and the process is enjoyable for her so no harm.
I have a kitten of a similar age and he tries to feed from my breasts while I am feeding DS. I do stop him but feel a bit bad (!) as he sees me as his mummy and DS is having milk so he probably thinks why can't he?! Poor mite!
I saw that thread Meerkat. I that was me I'd definitely let him try breast milk and then, if it didn't upset his stomach, I'd probably let him have more! I can't see anything yucky about it at all. I really didn't get what the fuss was about. After all, humans drinking cow's milk is pretty damned odd.
Aaw my little ones do this 11 weeks old and they scrape at me then lick me and nuzzle their wee soggy lips on me and lie on my bump one is always trying to get boob he bites my nipples through thin dresses it'll be colostrum building up and he smells it, very cute!
Giving kittens breastmilk? Heard it all now!! All the cats I have owned have done this throughout their lives - my 20 year old used to love to pad and knead, and my 16 year old used to pad and slobber. It doesn't mean they want breastmilk, its just a reminder of their mum and kittenhood and makes them feel comforted.
shallwe. You're right. It almost never means they actually want milk. But Meerkat said (and I read the other thread) that her kitten did seem to. He is only a kitten after all and I expect he could smell it.
Yup, mine do this too. One is obsessed with my pyjamas and I often find large patches sopping wet in the morning. The other suckles his own paw, bless, that breaks my heart and makes me wonder if he was taken from his mum too early and had to find his own comfort. Whenever he does it he gets big snuggles from me, I end up with one attached to my pjs and another snuggled like a baby. Good job the third is happy on the end of the bed!
I am surprised that my young kit doesn't try and suckle from my girl dog - she is very sweet with him and lets him cuddle up with her etc, they sleep curled up together all night but I've never see him try to have a sneaky feed. Possibly because she was spayed young and never had a litter, her teats are, ahem, modest, unlike mine.
I've been looking at this recently as well . We just recently adopted two kittens who do the same thing though, our older girl cat does the same. For us, both the kittens and our older cat were separated from their mom too early. This can be a common thing apparently if that is the case. According to our vet the nursing and making biscuits is a sign of comfort and trust and that they have bonded with me as their mom. He said not be worried.