Jade Sylvester, a 25 year old woman, from Gainsborough, UK, has five children, but developed the bizarre craving while carrying her youngest child, 15-month-old Jaxon.
According to her,
“Two months into the pregnancy, I started craving toilet roll. I still don’t know why, I like the feeling of the texture in my mouth, rather than the taste. I like the dryness. My family tell me it isn’t very good for me – but I can’t help it.”
Jade eats the paper anytime she needs to use the toilet. Sometimes, she avoids using the toilet because she knows she will eat the paper.She eats around eight pieces per visit.
This condition is called Pica (a condition in which people eat objects which are not suitable to be consumed and have no nutritional value) and particularly dangerous because it can harm both mother and daughter due to nutritional deficiencies.
People have been known to eat dirt, glass, pain and sand, as well as household objects like carpets, candles and sponges.
Culled from DAILY MAIL.