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To eat bits of my child?

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TastyMorsels Sun 24-Jul-11 22:19:25

Name changed here as what I'm going to admit sounds rather appaling. I have a lovely new baby, and her skin is flaking off now thanks to her being a tad overdue. The skin underneath is perfect and peachy soft. The bits that are coming off are causing her no discomfort. Anyway, when she's feeding I find myself plucking at her skin and teasing away bits that are ready to come off. And eating them. Is this cannabalism?? She doesn't appear to notice, and I only caught myself doing it once, and thought WTF??? For what it's worth i used to bite my older dd's nails when she was a baby, and nibble them up. It just seemed an automatic reaction to pop the bits of skin in my mouth, who knows how many bits i'd scoffed before I realised what I was doing. So, erm, aibu?

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sun 24-Jul-11 22:20:22

I think this is one of those posts where every word uttered would be better left unsaid... Ewww blush

lawnimp Sun 24-Jul-11 22:21:23

grin it's not cannabilism

madhattershouse Sun 24-Jul-11 22:21:36

YANBU to pick at the bits..I'm a terrible one for that. Eating them though??? Eeeww, not canibalism just sounds too much like eating dandruff <boak>

SpecialFriedRice Sun 24-Jul-11 22:23:00

YANBU to pick them off, I did the same with my DD who was 12 dyas late and her entire body flaked!

You are being a minger for eating them though! :P

D0G Sun 24-Jul-11 22:23:12

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StormInaCCup Sun 24-Jul-11 22:23:50

Surely this is "pica" op? I.e eating non-food stuffs. It's grim either way, but I'm pretty sure it won't kill you so no harm done I s'pose. <boak>

RevoltingPeasant Sun 24-Jul-11 22:24:03

As long as you are not still doing it when she is 21, she will probably not develop serious boundaries issues wink

It is a bit grim, but I think I we all do stuff like this almost without noticing. I always scratch dry pieces of skin off DP's head (though I don't eat them....).

Mare11bp Sun 24-Jul-11 22:24:27

Loving your name with linked post.

If you are a troll you are funny. If you are not I still think YANBU.

discobeaver Sun 24-Jul-11 22:24:32

Some people eat the placenta, some people eat bits of thier baby...

Bleurgh.

mistressploppy Sun 24-Jul-11 22:25:07

I eat the bit that come off me (little bits of skin around the nails blush) and I think I'd be tempted in your situation, as your DC feel like extensions of you, IYSWIM grin

So YANBU IMO, but then I'm clearly a freak too...

MoonGirl1981 Sun 24-Jul-11 22:25:49

Yes, you're a bit strange.

Is up to you though, if you're happy then you're happy.

Try not to do it abesent mindedly in public though!

smile

mistressploppy Sun 24-Jul-11 22:26:08

..eat the bits that come off...

discobeaver Sun 24-Jul-11 22:27:13

Maybe the OP just needs a juicy steak.

pigletmania Sun 24-Jul-11 22:31:45

Oh I am a picker, always have been since I was 5, I used to pick of dd peeling foot skin, but eating it ewwwwwww envy

Driftwood999 Sun 24-Jul-11 22:35:46

Other mammals do this, washing the body of the infant with their tongue, removing dirt and sloughing off dead skin cells. YANBU, enjoy your baby.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sun 24-Jul-11 22:39:21

I'd imagine that biscuits and cake are much nicer...

Fox's do those little chocolate viennese biscuits in a large "sharing" packet. Why not try some of those? grin

MoonGirl1981 Sun 24-Jul-11 22:41:24

Oooooo, I love Foxes chocolate vienneses!!

2 packets for £1.50 in Iceland!!

smile

BeerTricksPotter Sun 24-Jul-11 22:47:13

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SarahStratton Sun 24-Jul-11 22:52:30

Anything's better than dead baby skin.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sun 24-Jul-11 22:52:33

Oh pee off, i'm sober, my typing and general grammar is always atrocious when sober! Plus i'm all freaked out by the spider in the mouth thread to tink properly! grin

SarahStratton Sun 24-Jul-11 22:53:38

Spider in mouth thread?

I'm going to bed before this gets any worse.

BeerTricksPotter Sun 24-Jul-11 22:53:57

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SarahStratton Sun 24-Jul-11 22:55:05

Maybe not. The spider's worse, for one thing.

MissVerinder Sun 24-Jul-11 23:04:27

What?!?!

<vomit>

YADBU

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