Actor Dustin Hoffman is celebrating after becoming a first-time grandfather earlier this month (DEC04) - but the good news has led to him developing breastfeeding urges.

His daughter JENNA and her husband SEAMUS welcomed their son AUGUSTUS into the world just three weeks ago, and doting granddad Hoffman admits the experience has given him strange desires.

He says, "I have felt almost the tendency to lactate.

"We don't realise, but when we're formed in the womb, we have milk glands, before we're differentiated between male or female and before God knows whether to make you male of female.

"When you think about it, why should men have nipples? And yet we do. I didn't think about it until I started to drip!"

23/12/2004 03:24