Ooohhh! We have a Mother of the Week contender…
Introducing Leanne Salt, a 420-pound British mom of eight-month-old triplets, who’s been feeding McDonald’s to her babies since they were six months old.
I’m no mommy expert yet, but aren’t you supposed to save the McNuggets for their seven-month birthday, followed by a bottle of Jack Daniels for their eight-month milestone? That’s how my mama did it.
“They had chicken nuggets and chips, and loved it,” raves Leanne. “They like fish and chips too, but I take the batter off the fish, so I guess that’s healthy.”
That’s true. And if you suck the icing off cupcakes, they’re as healthy as broccoli! At least, that’s what I keep telling myself.
The 24-year old, who blames her obesity on a thyroid problem (I’ll spare you my editorial commentary on that one), became pregnant after seeing her then-boyfriend for just four weeks. Surprisingly, they have since split up. So Leanne lives with her mother, wisely spending part of her government assistance on a 10-a-day cigarette habit.
Each of the 17-pound babies consumes around 1,300 calories a day, nearly double the recommended amount for their age. But Leanne insists it’s all good:
“Babies are always hungry. Sometimes it’s easier to give them food that’s already prepared. . . Anyway, they don’t always have junk food — sometimes I cook a microwave meal for them. My babies are healthy.”
An average day’s menu for each of the babies:
5:30 a.m. — 8-oz. bottle of milk
8 a.m. — 8-oz. bottle of milk, plus a crumpet with butter
12 p.m. — Scrambled eggs on toast, instant mashed potatoes with spaghetti hoops (must be a British thing)
2 p.m. — A packet of Wotsits (ditto)
4 p.m. — A microwave lasagna or pie, which their mother chews so they can manage it (yes, she is part bird)
Bedtime — Another 8-oz. bottle of milk
We tried to reach her children’s arteries for comment, but they were too clogged to respond.