REPORT: Don’t Worry If You Have a Picky Eater
Did you get any grief over Thanksgiving because you have a picky-eater? I hope you told 'em to "sush your mouth"...and know that if you tried to eat all kinda stuff while you were pregnant, it'll probably pay off later.
MACLEANS says if you're pregnant, and eating beets, your baby is experiencing and getting used to beets. Same for other foods. And, it seems, it can happen while you're breast feeding, too.
Research that Wilson cites found that babies from about four to seven months old experience “a window when humans are extraordinarily receptive to flavour.” But many parents miss it due to exclusive breastfeeding or formula feeding....Simply exposing babies to small tastes of vegetables very early on sets them up to be receptive to a wider variety of flavours over time, and results in them liking more foods.
The author says that kids are way more sensitive to tastes than we are, so they may reject beets, or spinach, or Brussels Sprouts early on, but that we gotta remember to try it again later instead of crossing it off.
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