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Adrian Abraham Barrett

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Got Salt?

Today I learned that if I stick out my tongue, and raise my fist to my mouth, it tastes good.  I’ve done it all day.  My parents are worried I’ll learn how to suck my thumb, because I’m already sucking on my fist.

Mommy said I taste like salt tonight, and daddy is always calling me ‘a giant salt lick’.

Those with CF lose anywhere from 2 – 5 times more salt than others, so when you kiss our skin, you can usually taste the salt.  To make up for the lost salt, we increase the amount we have each day.  Right now, we add 1/4 tsp to my breastmilk each day.  As I get older, that amount will increase.

Published by Baby Barrett, on April 13th, 2009 at 8:45 pm.