Bring on the CURRY!
I have always wondered, if the pediatrician says "no food until 6 months" and "start off with bland mushed up vegetables" what do mamas in countries that mainly eat spicy highly flavored foods do?
Upon research I found this article which does a pretty good job of telling us to stop being so paranoid! Babies can handle the spicy! They may even LIKE the spicy!
If a fetus is exposed to, say curry while in the womb, and mama keeps eating it while breastfeeding. It only makes sense thatt the baby will eat it happily when they are able to start eating solids. If a mama craves jalapenos and other chilies, then feed the baby a little bit of them when you start solids. It won't really hurt them.
I am excited about taking Bug to eat Indian curry when she is bigger. Rhayn used to love it, but I fear after her curry puke the other day, she may be anti-curry for a long time (much like I was anti enchiladas sauce, especially the Macayo's Red sauce, because of an enchiladas puke during high school.) Curry does make our Bug a little gassy, but it doesn't make her poop differently, or make her seem upset at all. So when she is 6 months or when she starts acting like she wants to eat solids (after 6 months) I think a mild curry will be one of her first foods. Yum Yum!