November 18, 2010
not sour or bitter either
I cannot believe that I forgot a bullet point yesterday.
In my consultations with Dr. Google about newborn screenings, IRT levels and cystic fibrosis I came across multiple sources that mentioned that CF is often (as often as CF occurs) picked up in infants because their mother’s notice that their skin tastes salty.
Can you see where this is going?
I did what any other mostly-sane mother would do.
I licked my baby.
I licked her cheek, then I remembered that I’m always wiping her face, so that may not be the saltiest place.
So, I licked her hand.
It didn’t taste salty, but I wasn’t done yet.
So I licked her other hand.
Still no saltiness, but I had garlic bread for supper and my taste buds were raging at the garlic party.
So I chewed a piece of gum to attempt to tone down the garlic and then I went upstairs to change the baby’s diaper.
And I licked her belly.
She didn’t taste salty, but just so you know – she didn’t taste sweet either.
So all of that junk about babies being sweet?
Doesn’t apply to mine.
She has been taste-tested though.