Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hairy, Hot Mamas Hoarding Health

Hard to believe study showing that hairless, cold mice produced more breastmilk (and therefore fatter babies) than their hairy-backed, hot mouse brethren. Awesome! Forget the fenugreek and hospital-grade pumps. Hit the spa, crank the ac, and nurse in the buff, mamas!

Sounds like a male fantasy if I have ever heard one. Really, it's best for the children if you wear that bikini, ma'am. And the prospectus for that study? I want to see it...

On a serious note, this may have ramifications for warm-blooded mammals in the context of global warming...

2 comments:

Lici said...

I have also read that cows from colder climates produce milk that is higher in fat than cows in wamer climates (i.e., Wisconsin vs. California) ... and that there is postulation that so too nursing mothers ...

So maybe if you nurse in an igloo you'd get more milk AND more nutritionally dense milk too!

MamaBird said...

Thanks, Lici. Ah, momsicles! You're killing my dreams of a warm weather holiday...