Skip to comments.New mother eats her baby's placenta.
Posted on 04/10/2009 8:11:10 AM PDT by Pinkbell
We thought we'd heard some wild diet tips floating around health-obsessed Hollywood. But this takes the cake.
According to MomLogic.com, a woman named Chrissy Schilling had her first baby over the weekend.
And she and her sister celebrated by cooking and serving up the placenta.
They put it on pasta and into a panini sandwich and posted some photos of the meals on a Facebook page .
According to Chrissy's sister Kathy Schilling's recommendations and recipe, the placenta -- full of lingering blood, vitamins, hormones -- is nourishing for the baby during pregnancy, but the nutrients are also good for moms after the birth.
To hear more about how she prepared the placenta dishes, keep reading.
But before you get really grossed out, you should know that animals eat their placentas after giving birth. And humans are, after all is said and done, just animals. And it's supposed to be pretty common in some other cultures, although they probably don't post photos on Facebook.
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Kathy writes, "When I cooked it, I cleaned the surface blood off of it but kept anything that seaped out of it into the sauce. I know I was feeling pretty giddy while eating, so maybe that was some of the happy hormones effects taking place. The 'recipe' was pretty simple, but preparation was very fun!"
New mom Chrissy says: "The placenta is such an amazing organ in all its done for my baby that it didn't seem right to simply throw it away. My thought was 'being the only organ that the human body makes that naturally exits the body, why not take advantage of it?' "
See more placenta dishes here.
Woo-hoo! Pass the placenta!
What do you think? Are you gonna chow down on your baby's placenta?
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Some of us have not yet had breakfast, thank you very much.
No MSG, please
dogs and cats do this
(I wonder what MOM would do if the baby got circumcised...)
Unfortunately I’ve read about this practice before. In one case the whole family had placenta omlettes.
I watched my cat do this, only she didn’t serve it up as a pasta dish.
Just another animal story from CA, Capital of the Crazies.
This has been going on for quite a while now!
Think of all the nutrients that are passed through you're colon. Maybe you should eat your poop too.
Kind of like a plate of melted ice cream, doncha know.
Also helps clean up the nest. But some mothers, you got to watch them, or they eat the baby too.
I like it on an English muffin, yummy
Just wait until they decide it’s even better to freeze it for the youngster’s 21st birthday. It’ll catch on and the libs will make it a tradition, if not a national holiday.
Tastes like chicken
“I never eat chicken. You never know what you are eating”...BC Johnson
Humans are NOT animals.
Thanks to evolution many believe humans ARE animals.
This just takes it one logical step further according to hose that believe humans are animals.
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