Media Marvel At Babies’ Reactions To Flavor In The Womb While Championing Their Demise

Media Marvel At Babies’ Reactions To Flavor In The Womb While Championing Their Demise


Corporate media outlets were abuzz with excitement on Thursday morning over the scientific confirmation that babies in the womb visibly recoil at the taste of leafy greens such as kale.

The English study in question, published on Wednesday, found that babies in the womb have strong, physical reactions to the flavor profiles of the foods their mothers ingest.

Thanks to previous scholarship, scientists already knew that unborn infants’ “taste buds develop anatomically at 8 weeks’ gestation and can detect tastants from 14 weeks’ gestation.” There is also significant evidence that by 16 weeks in utero, babies regularly swallow and taste amniotic fluid.

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Researchers for this particular study, which was conducted on 100 babies between 32 to 36 weeks gestation, took the in utero taste consensus

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