Having some fun with breastfeeding

Since keeping Katherine fed is currently an all-day, every day affair, Sydney and I thought we might have a bit of fun with this whole breastfeeding thing.  Apparently some kids turn up their noses at milk if the mother had spicy food for dinner.  Last night’s dish certainly qualified as spicy, and Katherine seemed to do just fine. We’ll keep trying out spices on her, though; after nine months of heartburn I’m ready for some spice again and we want Katherine to get used to our diet.

Today Sydney made a wonderful lunch of spiced apples, herbed mashed potatoes . . . and roasted beets.  His goal?  He wants to see if the beet juice affects the color of Katherine’s diapers.  I,  no lover of beets, agreed to eat them–and to hand off diaper duty so that he would get to see the results first-hand.  Anyone know of anything else you can do to make breastfeeding a bit more interesting?


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3 Responses to Having some fun with breastfeeding

  1. Rachel says:

    Sounds like Miss Katherine has hit a growth spurt (common at 2-3 wks, 6 wks, 3 mo, 6 mo) where she’ll want to nurse like crazy for a few days…just keep up with her and it will pass. As far as fun things…they say that eating certain colored foods will turn your milk that color (i.e. orange with carrots). Did the beets change the color (or maybe you have to eat LOTS)? They also say babies love garlic-flavored milk, and that people who eat varied foods while breastfeeding have children who are more open to trying new foods. Good luck! 🙂

  2. Ryan says:

    I always thought that the whole spicy food thing was mostly sleepy mom’s grasping at anything they could think of to figure out why their child was having trouble nursing, or digesting.

  3. fustianist says:

    Well, no interesting diapers. But rather than give up, I’m worried that Sydney will just up the beet dosage for me next time . .


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