Breast feeding...

On Wednesday night, we had to miss our small group (plus potluck) to go to a breast feeding class. The class was long, but it actually turned out to be very informative. I was afraid I was going to be the only male in the class, but it turns out that almost everyone brought their husbands.

One of the funnier things in the class was a breast puppet that the instructor used to demonstrate different methods of breast feeding. She had a muppet on one hand (with the typical muppet-big-mouth) and the breast puppet on the other. She would show how the muppet could put it’s mouth around the nipple, etc.

Here’s an interesting tidbit: breast feeding can actually help your baby develop a taste for many different kinds of foods.

Why? Because of all of the things the mother eats! The instructor said that the more variation in diet that the mother has while breast feeding, the more the baby will get used to different types of tastes. She even said to throw a jalepeno in there once in a while. (Since I like spicy foods, I wonder how much spicy food my mom ate while breast feeding me.)

The jalepeno is a BAD idea. Shekinah ate some salsa one time and Grace freaked out. Made for a very long night. Screaming baby and post-pregnancy mom make for a worn out dad.
Paul - March 01, 2006 at 12:39 pm

I so know this one. When I breastfed Deahna Lee, I had to stay away from all tomato foods and any chocolate. It’d make her poor butt break out into horrible burgandy red diaper rash. And it hurt her so bad. Be careful. They are what you eat.
Ahna Wagnon () - April 09, 2006 at 02:43 am

Well, we’ll just have to see about the jalepenos. But, I’ve heard horror stories from too many people to diregard it. :-D

Ahna ~ I’m sure Deahna would hate that you just told that story about her! ;-)
timsamoff () (URL) - April 10, 2006 at 08:53 am

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