Treif Your Baby

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I don’t have a kid, and I’m a vegetarian, but that doesn’t stop me from loving this bacon-flavored baby formula I found online.

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As parents, we are always looking for a competitive edge for our children. Research about the importance of high protein/high fat diets for early stage infant brain development recently caught our attention. According to Dr. Bill Sears, author of the groundbreaking book The Nutrition Deficit Disorder, in a recent article on Brain Foods:

The most rapid brain growth occurs during the first year of life, with the infant’s brain tripling in size by the first birthday. During this stage of rapid central nervous system growth, the brain uses sixty percent of the total energy consumed by the infant, and the brain itself is sixty percent fat. Fats are major components of the brain cell membrane and the myelin sheath around each nerve. So, it makes sense that getting enough fat and the right kinds of fat can greatly affect brain development and performance. In fact, during the first year, around fifty percent of an infant’s daily calories come from fat.

This got our brains spinning. What about using bacon (which is 65% fat) to deliver these proteins and fats? we thought. Yet babies are not able to consume this most delicious of meats because they lack teeth and digestive systems that can break down solid foods.

If you want to score some, you have to put yourself on the waiting list, and it looks like it might be rather expensive, but really, is there a better way to show your baby that you care than buying him or her some bacon-milk?

This reminds me: over Pesach I learned that if you slaughter a cow and there’s milk in its udder that milk counts as fleishig, or meat, not dairy (according to the laws of Kashrut). Cool?

Posted on April 7, 2010

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