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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Pudgy baby?

dad herein offers his prediction: Lil' Genghis is gonna be pudgy. Yeah, OK, mom has gestational diabetes, which ups the ante, and her family has been known to have pudgy babies in general. But, still, there's this nature vs. nurture thing going on. From our hospital's guidebook:
Infant Nutrition
What can I eat while breastfeeding, continued
  • Some foods such as garlic, onions, and mint have been found to change the odor and flavor of breast milk. Researchers studying garlic in breast milk found peak levels in the milk two hours after the mother ate garlic. When the garlic levels were high, babies suckled more vigorously and took in more milk. These researchers speculate that we teach breastfeeding babies about family food preferences by exposing them to a variety of flavors in the breast milk.
  • A good chunk of mom's family is Italian, of course, and one of her favorite sayings is, simply:
    I have garlic and I'm not afraid to use it!
    This is a woman who buys the minced garlic in like a quart/liter jar, which never seems to last very long. Yeah. Lil' Genghis is going to be awfully hungry. =)

    4 Comments:

    • Isabella this is a baby song for you:
      "Hey diddle diddle,
      The cat and the fiddle,
      The cow jumped over the moon,
      The little dog laughed to see such sport,
      And the dish ran away with the spoon."
      Love you my dear!
      Aunt Selle =)

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/2/07 01:54  

    • SĂș,
      please use garlic!
      My family are italian as well so I LOVE GARLIC!
      Kisses and love ya!
      Selle =)

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/2/07 01:55  

    • "exposing them to a variety of flavors in the breast milk."

      God, I love that quote!

      By Anonymous Leeanne, at 6/2/07 12:21  

    • Su,
      Garlic is a bless! Onions tastes horrible - and they stinks! Death to all onions!!!

      By Blogger Silas Alexandre, at 12/2/07 08:35  

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