How our parent's fed us
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|Mon, 11-10-2003 - 8:22am|
You guys are not going to believe this but I swear to God above it's true. My oldest sister was born in 1962. BF'ing was 'passe' at the time (almost everyone ff). Well her peditrician at the time had a very strange belief system. He believed in feeding baby solids from birth! The formula at the time was I believe something homemade with condesnsed milk (but I"m not positive about that). But my mother came home from the hospital with a 4 day old baby and her first meal was something like beef and peas. I kid you not. She said her MIL gasped when she saw what she was doing but she was going by what her Ped. said.
Anyway, it worked out so well that my mother did this with all 5 of her children, including myself! Even though she eventually changed peds and the new peds told her not to do this, she did it anyway and just didn't mention it to the peds.
In spite of this, every single one of us grew up healthy as humanely possible. My brother had perfect attendance for 3 years in a row in grade school. The rest of us only got sick once or twice a year with common ailments. I'm the only one that ever had an ear infection and that was all of ONE TIME. None of us even got the chicken pox as kids. (My brother got it in his late 20's and I got it when I was 24, though both of us had a very mild case and were better in 2 days.) Not one of us has ever had allergies, asthma, hypertension,diabetes, etc. Not trying to brag just pointing out that we were all extremely healthy.) Every single one of us had struggled with our weight but that I'm sure is because of poor eating habits later in life. A lot of has to do with our genes. There is longevity on my dad's side (my grandmother just turned 90 and he has aunts that lived well into their 90's.
NOw I have to say I would never feed a newborn solids! The thought freaks me out. I can't even imagine how she got us to open our mouths and take the spoon??? My babies did nothing but suck in the begining.
Anyway now that I"ve rambled on, just wondering if anyone else was fed like this in the day.