Lastly, breast milk and coconut oil share one thing in common: both are rich in lauric acid, a potent, fatty, antimicrobial acid that helps boost baby’s immune system and aids in the proper digestion of nutrients. So once you reach the 6-month mark and start feeding solids to your infant, why not can further enrich your baby’s lauric acid intake by substituting it in place of your cooking oil or by mixing in coconut oil in your baby’s usual food.
But before you head to your nearest palengke or health or organic store, do remember to look for virgin coconut oil that’s organic, unrefined, and pure; extra virgin coconut oil will let you reap the full benefits of this wonder oil.
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