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All mammals do this except humans

by Nikki Montgomery

Did you know that humans are the only mammals that don't eat their placenta right after giving birth? It's true. Some humans do eat their placenta in fact there are a bunch of recipes you can find online to cook human placenta. Some people claim you can eat it raw! I think I would puke if I saw someone eat their placenta raw! In my opinion it's gross enough to eat the placenta cooked. 

Some people see eating the placenta as cannibalism, while others do it for the health benefits. Some experts say that eating the placenta can help the uterus shrink faster and help guard against postpartum depression. While many doctors agree that there are no health benefits because humans are well nourished creatures they do not need the added nutrients gained by eating a human organ.

On a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on E! the family discussed eating Kim's placenta. Kim was considering it and Kourtney strongly supported the idea.

What are your thoughts on eating the placenta?

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