Have you ever wondered, can the little baby who hasn’t been born has tasted all kinds of flavors?Can they only drink amniotic fluid in their mother’s belly, without any taste?When did their taste develop and what factors would they be affected?If you are interested in these issues, let me explore the mysteries of the fetus with me!
First of all, we must clarify a fact: the fetus has a taste.The taste system of the fetus has begun to be formed early in the early pregnancy, but it will not develop until 16-17 weeks of pregnancy. At this time, the baby can taste the taste of food.1 The baby feels like "taste buds", and taste buds begin to form gradually when 3 months, until they are slowly completed before birth.
So, what kind of taste can the fetus taste?The answer is: they can taste various molecules dissolved in amniotic fluid.Amniotic fluid is the environment of fetal life and the only source of food.Amniotic fluid contains various nutrients and some waste and toxins.The ingredients in amniotic fluid will change with the diet and physical condition of the mother, which will affect the fetal taste experience.
Studies have found that the fetus is more sensitive to sweetness and likes sweet amniotic fluid.When the amniotic fluid contains glucose or artificial sweetener, the fetus will swallow more amniotic fluid and show a pleasant expression.On the contrary, when the amniotic fluid contains bitter or spicy, the fetus will swallow less amniotic fluid and show a disgusting expression.
In addition to sweetness, the fetus can also taste other complex flavors, such as the food that the mother has eaten.Studies have found that when pregnant women eat foods such as garlic, coriander, celery, fennel, etc., special molecules in these foods will enter the blood circulation and pass them to amniotic fluid through the placenta.In this way, the fetus can taste the taste of these foods and memory and preference for these foods.
In fact, the fetus began to form her own habits in the mother.Studies have found that the food that pregnant women often eat during pregnancy will affect the taste choice after the birth of the fetus.For example, if pregnant women often eat carrots, the fetus prefers carrot -flavored food after birth.If pregnant women often eat pepper, the fetus will accept spicy food after birth.
So, if you want your baby to have a healthy and diverse diet, then you should pay attention to your diet during pregnancy.You can eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, eat less greasy and sweets, which is not only good for yourself, but also good for your baby.You can also try more different foods, so that your baby will touch a variety of flavors in the mother’s body, so that they will be easier to adapt to different foods after birth, and they will be more interested in exploring the new taste.Essence
Of course, the taste of the fetus is not unchanged. After birth, they will be affected by many factors, such as breast milk, complementary food, environment, and so on.However, we cannot deny that the fetus starts their taste journey in the mother’s body. They can taste all kinds of tastes and learn and enjoy from it.
So, when you see a cute baby next time, you may wish to think about what the taste he has tasted in his mother’s belly, what taste he is interested in, and what kind of eating habits he has.Maybe you will find that they are more interesting and smarter than you think!