“Coconut Oil contains large amounts of lauric acid, a powerful anti-microbial fatty acid that protects the immune system of the fetus and newborn. Pregnant and nursing mothers should eat coconut oil to increase the quality of the womb environment and breast milk”
Dr. Claudia Pillow, Modernmom.com
For the Baby
The most plentiful medium chain fatty acid found in mother’s milk & coconut oil. The ratio of lauric acid to other MCFA’s in human milk is identical to coconut milk.
Dry skin? Rub a small amount of coconut oil onto your baby’s skin to help moisturize the area.
Rub coconut oil onto the gums of teething babies and children as a natural pain reliever.
Replace diaper creams with coconut oil for an all natural way to protect a baby’s sensitive skin.
Mix extra virgin coconut oil with essential oils for a natural way to ease congestion in babies and children.
Taking at least 3 half tablespoons daily may help increase milk supply.
The anti-fungal and anti bacterial properties can boost a mother’s immune system which is typically weakened during pregnancy.
Extra virgin coconut oil has been found to help ease nausea during pregnancy by balancing blood sugars.
Rubbing coconut oil on pregnant bellies may help prevent stretch marks. It can also soothe cracked nipples caused by breast feeding.
Because coconut oil is a light laxative. taking coconut oil daily during pregnancy has also been found to help alleviate constipation.
written by Fenmous