A party-loving mother has admitted giving her daughter alcohol from the age of three so that she would be able to ‘drink properly’ as a teenager.
Doctors have condemned 35-year-old Shannon Burrows after her startling confession that she gave daughter Jamie Lee, now 20, her first taste of alcohol as a small child.
The youngster was drinking cans of Fosters every weekend and had a bottle of vodka to share with a friend to mark her 15th birthday.
By the time she hit the legal drinking age of 18, she was able to hit the town and match her mother drink for drink until 4am.
Mother Shannon said: ‘We love getting drunk together, if she loses control, I look after her and vice versa.
‘We are like best mates. We have a great time’
But GP Dr Sarah Jarvis warned children should not drink alcohol and warned that drinking from an early age may have damaged Jamie Lee’s health.