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>I "know" when I'm hungry only because I know when I last ate. The mother
>who did not see her baby for 2 days will not know right away whether the
>baby is hungry, needs some attention, or fresh diapers. She will find out
>by trial and error.
>I only will know that there is still water in the teapot and a heat source
>under it when it whistles, I will not know whether the teapot wants or
>needs to be poured. Maybe an musician wants to use it as an instrument in a
>I will not know whether I have a stomach ache because I am hungry or be
>cause I have a virus, unless I know when I last ate, It very likely will
>not feel different.
Maybe I'm just too sensitive for my own good, but my stomach sends me lots
of signals when I'm hungry. My brain also sends a few, such a light
headedness and an over reaction to food smells. I don't think I've ever
mistaken flu for hunger. But there's no reason why we should all be the
same, is there? Some mothers may also be insensitive to what their baby
wants, but I've known quite a few who weren't.
Babies are just learning to communicate and not every attempt is successful.
That's why they working on it. The tools they develop in infancy will
stick with them for the rest of their lives and continue to be added to
until the day they die.
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