Saturday, December 13, 2008


I don't know whether I think this is a good idea or a horrifying one:

Breast Milk Alcohol Test Kit

Sure, there may be detectable short term changes in a baby's behavior when there is a little alcohol in the breastmilk, but are there long term effects? Is this a brilliant idea to help moms indulge now and then without worrying, or another manifestation of a culture that seems to want moms to subsume all of their needs/wants to the baby's? I don't know.

Even weirder, I found this while poking around the Amazon gift guides section. It was in the section for "Intellectual moms". So do only intellectual moms drink now and then, or is that only intellectual moms worry about it?

And what is an "intellectual mom", anyway?

1 comment:

  1. Eeek! I'm going with horrifying, especially given the classification of "intellectual mom." This seems to me to be another way that women can obsess over how to be The Perfect Mom, a standard that is usually completely unreasonable and causes great stress.


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