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hoppybird Thu 24-Jul-08 12:30:40

This story on the BBC website today is interesting. I didn't realise the flavour got through so quickly!

CatIsSleepy Thu 24-Jul-08 12:32:09

interesting
but I don't like the title of that article!

hoppybird Thu 24-Jul-08 12:33:20

Yes, I noticed that too.

couldn't they have said 'flavours' rather than 'taints'?

MrsBadger Thu 24-Jul-08 12:38:39

'taints' is a bit loaded, isn't it?

talilac Thu 24-Jul-08 12:38:56

God that title has been winding me up ALL DAY. Its the lead headline on the subject on google news as well. Even the Daily Mail has a more balanced title.

frisbyrat Thu 24-Jul-08 12:39:44

That is so cool! Ds is going to have banana milk this afternoon, and, ummmm, maybe tuna sarnie milk at bedtime. grin

frisbyrat Thu 24-Jul-08 12:40:10

Oops. Didn't notice title. blush

Cies Thu 24-Jul-08 12:41:49

Yes, I saw this too. Interesting, but I think it's just scientific backup for what many women knew all along.

talilac Thu 24-Jul-08 12:42:50

It is a great story though. I'mm off to eat loads of broccoli..

CatIsSleepy Thu 24-Jul-08 12:43:54

actually if some foods change the flavour of the milk for up to 8 hours that seems like a long time for me, especially if you're feeding a newborn

claricebeansmum Thu 24-Jul-08 12:46:00

I think many women are aware of this - especially if they have a spicy curry within weeks of having PFB grin

NutterlyUts Thu 24-Jul-08 12:54:24

For me it says " Diet 'can flavour mother's milk'" and if i search for taint in the article it doesn't come up?

CatIsSleepy Thu 24-Jul-08 12:55:10

wow they changed the title!!

is that the awesome power of MN........?

MrsBadger Thu 24-Jul-08 12:59:09

or of an editor with an ounce of brain who knows that 'taint' is a negative and not a neutral word...

CatIsSleepy Thu 24-Jul-08 13:00:23

don't disillusion me Mrs B!
(although you're probably right...
or maybe someone complained)

VictorianSqualor Thu 24-Jul-08 13:06:57

<<wonders if DS will taste cheese n onion crisps next feed>>

It would certainly make sense, I ate a lot of curry whilst bfing DS1 and he has no problem with hot spicy things on his palate.

Leek Thu 24-Jul-08 13:11:03

"She suggested that the same effect might be achieved by mothers using formula milk if they changed the brand now and again."

I don't understand this part - how can anything the mother eats impart flavours via formula? Or do they just mean that different formulas have slightly different flavours, therefore giving the baby variety?

frisbyrat Thu 24-Jul-08 13:12:22

The latter, I think. hmm

MrsBadger Thu 24-Jul-08 13:12:55

I think it's just the introducing-variety thing
(Gill Rapley is the BLW guru, you knwo wink)

VictorianSqualor Thu 24-Jul-08 14:31:31

I thought that was her.

frisbyrat Thu 24-Jul-08 17:19:54

Y'know, the more I think about this, the more I think the formula manufacturers are missing a trick.

<<scurries off to copyright "Hipp follow-on milk with a hint of broccoli", and "SMA Gold - now with added essence of forest fruits>>

grin

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