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        Some of our clients prechew meat to give to their older infants.  In
elementary school I was shown a video on Eskimo/Inuit (sp) babies being fed
this way in their igloos.  When you compare this practice to commercial
baby food meats that can be contaminated by 1 worker who doesn't wash their
hands or the work to puree meat at home in some contraption -- this
practice just makes a lot of common sense.  Just like breastfeeding. :-)
(what, share a bodily fluid with your baby?)
        I was excited in a way to know an "old" practice was still alive and
flourishing.  It gives me hope that breastfeeding will also come alive
again for many more of our families.
Jill Lund, RD, MS
St. Louis, Missouri WIC, USA