EPISODE #6

Endangered Sea Turtle, Yum

EPISODE #6

Endangered Sea Turtle, Yum

Karina Linch’s son, Maxwell, had a normal-enough-looking bellybutton when he was born. But within weeks it started to stick out more and more until it was the size of a plum. And he was grunting like crazy. Turned out, Maxwell had an umbilical hernia from straining due to gas and his pediatrician thought Karina’s breast milk could be the culprit.

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After cutting a bunch of things out of her diet, she came to the conclusion that his problems could probably be solved if she ate chicken. Easy enough, right? Thing is, Karina had been a vegetarian since she was ten.

How has YOUR moral code changed since having a baby?
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2 thoughts on “EPISODE #6: Endangered Sea Turtle, Yum

  1. Oh my goodness, this story is so familiar! I was a vegetarian for 11 years when I became pregnant. I always thought that I’d be hardcore enough to find the right vegetarian sources of protein that eating meat wouldn’t be necessary, but my body had other ideas. Let’s just say that things *ahem* weren’t as quick to leave my body as they once were, and eating vegetarian food was physically painful for me to digest. SO? Chicken. I had the same thoughts of, “well, I could kill a chicken, so I feel okay about eating it while I’m pregnant”. I totally relate to the guilt of trying to eat and nurse and care for the baby. I’ve been having my own freakouts about what to feed baby now that she’s eating: meat? The world can’t sustain more first-world carnivores! Soy? God, no! Wheat? Toxic! Beans? Too hard to digest! etc. etc.

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