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Vegetarian Family, Vegetarian Kid!

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Fattest Baby!

Margo at three and a half months old. Can you find the vegetarian Michelin Baby?

The doctors, midwives, strangers, my dear 80 year old grandmother, all raised their eyebrows and warned caution, ‘You’re vegetarian and pregnant!?’, ‘You’re vegetarian and breastfeeding!?’. ‘You’re going to feed your kid only vegetarian foods when they start eating solids?!’.  I wasn’t expecting these responses from people in the year 2010, when I was pregnant with Margo.  I thought, ‘Surely, people know by now that you can survive on a vegetarian diet quite well.’  And, what about the millions of poor people around the planet who are vegetarian by default, simply because consuming animal products is far to unsustainable and costly?  What about the BILLION plus population of India?  While not everyone in India is a vegetarian, many of them are!  They seem to be ‘surviving’. Read the rest of this entry