|Family & Parenting / 4:00 AM - Tuesday September 22, 2009|
Why can't babies taste food?
The sense of smell has to be present in order for a person to taste their food, that is why.
- Asked by A Guy Critical, Female, Who Cares?
Newborns have a well-developed sense of taste. They like sweet tastes. This is why nursing infants sometimes refuse to nurse when they taste garlic or heavy spices, in mom's breast milk.
Not. Babies learn the smell of their mother and her milk on the day they are born. That's the first step in bonding.