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Babies Start Learning Before They are Even Born

  • By Lesley Evans Ogden

5 July 2016

While pregnant with my first child, I heard unsolicited advice typical of that showered upon expectant mothers.

"Don't eat spicy food," and, "Avoid garlic, especially when you're breast-feeding." But as a spicy food-lover I was sceptical, and reluctant to take heed. Human cuisines vary all over the world. Surely babies born to mothers in some of the world's spice capitals must learn to get used to breast milk with more flavoursome notes?

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