Yesterday, I received an email from someone who told me that they had heard that eating oatmeal and other cereals would make a difference in terms of having a boy or a girl, but did not know which sex it favored. There are many factors that go into gender selection. Food is just one of them. But, on its own, the variable of eating lots of breakfast foods, such as cereal, oatmeal, would slightly favor a baby boy. However, as this is only a small variable when more can come into play, it is unlikely that consuming one food will be the deciding factor of your baby’s gender. I will discuss more about this matter in the next article.
Why breakfast foods and alkaline foods (like oatmeal) are said to favor baby boys: In fact, there is a study in English that indicated that women who ate more calories and more foods for breakfast (particularly cereals) were slightly more likely to conceive children. The word “slightly” in that last sentence is very important. Specifically, the women in the study who consumed the most calories were 56% more likely to have a boy, compared to 45% who had girls. And, women who ate more than two bowls of breakfast cereal per day were more likely to have children (59%). So these things give you a bit of a head start, but the stats here aren’t overwhelming.
Another criterion that I feel I should mention is that oatmeal is an alkaline food. Most cereals (like oatmeal, rice, quinoa, etc.) will help your body become more alkaline and less acidic. And an alkaline body and reproductive tract is another thing that favors children. This is because the Y sperm produced by children do not develop very well or survive too long in an acidic environment. That said, oatmeal is just an acidic food and since you need to have a varied and complete diet when you’re trying to get pregnant, you should incorporate a wide variety of alkaline foods if your target is a child.
Other things that can affect if you have a boy and a girl: Food and your diet are a variable you can control, but this is not the only thing you can observe. Do not misunderstand. Diet and nutrition are important, but if this is the only thing you are addressing, you may be falling short.
You can and should also address the timing you use. By this, I mean that when you conceive in relation to when you ovulate is also equally important. Remember those guys who produced Y and had a hard time with acid? They also struggle with longevity, which means they don’t live that long. So if you want a girl, you can take advantage of this by conceiving before ovulation. If you want a child, you will want to wait until this day passes.
The final criteria that you can control for your own benefit are the sexual positions you use. Now, remember that you only want to use them on the days when your PH and timing are correct. But, on the right days, using shallow penetration will make things more favorable for the sperm the females produce. And using deeper penetration will give the sperm producing boy the little extra boost he often needs to overcome his vulnerabilities to time and acid.