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    Default Add oil to BM?

    This is a follow up to this post :

    http://forums.llli.org/showthread.ph...ght-for-months


    The dr today was very pro breastfeeding and said he's only in like the 2% for his age so instead of trying to add solids or formula! he'd like to see me add a little bit of oil ( coconut/ olive ) to his bottles when I'm at work 3x per day. He wants me to come back in 6 weeks to see so he can rule out any other medical issues. Has anyone done this? My lactation consultant told me I could make him some avocados or sweet potatoes with coconut milk and that would be high in fat but I haven't started him on any solids yet. What do you guys think?
    Mom to Raven [3/24/06] & Logan [ 1/10/11 ] [ while working ] and going strong

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    Default Re: Add oil to BM?

    It's not the worst idea. But there might be a better option out there, if you can pump some extra bottles: double cream breastmilk. You allow one bottle to sit in the fridge until the cream floats to the top, and then you pour the cream into a second bottle of expressed milk to create a bottle with double the fat. That way your baby remains exclusively breastfed for a while longer.
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    Default Re: Add oil to BM?

    I kind of like that idea. Most of the super healthy foodies I know think coconut oil is awesome and put it in everything. But it might be tricky because it is a solid when not warmed. I know less about olive oil. I agree with mommal about the double cream bottles if you can do that.

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    Default Re: Add oil to BM?

    If you don't have the extra milk to make double cream milk then yes. Just be warned that coconut oil would be a potential allergen if you have nut allergies in your family. I am allergic so I don't consume coconut anything but olive oil, extra virgin, I would feel good about. I have a friend who doused all her son's solids in extra virgin olive oil to try to get him to gain wt.
    Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.

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    Default Re: Add oil to BM?

    So...just so I'm understanding this correctly...take the cream out of one bottle and put it in the next bottle and so on when I'm away? Correct? And so on and so on?
    Mom to Raven [3/24/06] & Logan [ 1/10/11 ] [ while working ] and going strong

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    Default Re: Add oil to BM?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ravenlogan View Post
    So...just so I'm understanding this correctly...take the cream out of one bottle and put it in the next bottle and so on when I'm away? Correct? And so on and so on?
    Yep. Don't throw out the milk though. It's just that if your baby only drank ONE bottle he'd get the fat from both.

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Default Re: Add oil to BM?

    The double cream bottles are good for babies who might benefit from greater calorie intake but who won't drink a greater volume of milk. The skim milk that's left over is still useful; it can be used to thin out cereals or other solids.
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