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post #41 of 97
I stuck a link to this thread in the Resources sticky
post #42 of 97
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Originally Posted by uccomama View Post
That depends on the status of the mother pre conception, pre natally and now.

Mama was a long time vegan before & during pregnancy. About 3 weeks postpartum, she adapted a TF diet.
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post #44 of 97
Where do you all order your fermented CLO? (did I miss it? this thread has some information overload...). I've been taking the twin labs norwegian clo (I grabbed what they had in the grocery store), but now i'm reconsidering...
post #45 of 97
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Where do you all order your fermented CLO? (did I miss it? this thread has some information overload...). I've been taking the twin labs norwegian clo (I grabbed what they had in the grocery store), but now i'm reconsidering...
green pastures just google it and it will come up.
post #46 of 97
Wanting to get the family started on FCLO. My DD and I took CLO (Nordic Naturals) a couple winters back--she was under 2 yrs and would drink it off the spoon (doubting she will do that now, as a really picky 4.5 year old).

After reading the PP say that the nursing child didn't need any--just the mama, I'm wondering about my almost 2 yr old DS who nurses a couple times during the day, and right now a lot at night. Can I give him a dose? DD (4.5 yrs) nurses every other night. I'm assuming I can give her a regular dose.

Thanks.
post #47 of 97
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Mama was a long time vegan before & during pregnancy. About 3 weeks postpartum, she adapted a TF diet.
Four months is very young, and frankly if baby is doing well, I wouldn't mess with her pristine gut by introducing other foods yet. So I would make sure mama is very adequately supplied with A and D through diet, supplements and sun. But this is just my opinion. I would also give baby a few drops of Ernstite essence externally, to assist the assimilation of D.

To the poster above, I would give a nursing toddler FCLO a regular dose directly.
post #48 of 97
Thanks, Uccomama.
post #49 of 97
I need some tips on how to get cod liver oil down the hatch.

My 6 year old and I have a really hard time with it. I just ordered a new bottle - Blue Ice Chocolate Creme, hoping it would help. No such luck. So - any tips?

I think next time I'll get plain or the fruit flavored one, and we can mix it with juice, because that seems to be the most effective for me. (My dd won't do that, though - but I think I could find a different kind of juice that would better mask it).

I also need to get my 1 year old to take it - she won't take it off the spoon, either. She basically only likes to feed herself - she liked the nordic naturals capsule thingies - but I'd rather use Blue Ice.
post #50 of 97
I just started taking CLO in liquid gel form hoping to give my body a boost because of illness and high blood pressue. What is the difference between pill form and liquid? I am also taking fish, flax & borage oil capsules.
post #51 of 97
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Originally Posted by Quaniliaz View Post
I need some tips on how to get cod liver oil down the hatch.

My 6 year old and I have a really hard time with it. I just ordered a new bottle - Blue Ice Chocolate Creme, hoping it would help. No such luck. So - any tips?

I think next time I'll get plain or the fruit flavored one, and we can mix it with juice, because that seems to be the most effective for me. (My dd won't do that, though - but I think I could find a different kind of juice that would better mask it).

I also need to get my 1 year old to take it - she won't take it off the spoon, either. She basically only likes to feed herself - she liked the nordic naturals capsule thingies - but I'd rather use Blue Ice.
I hope someone has some good ideas for my 4yo too! I ordered cinnamon tingle and it really does taste strongly of cinnamon. That said my 4yo is still taking the nordic naturals strawberry bites since she won't take mine

I take the liquid because it's a lot cheaper than capsules.
post #52 of 97
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Originally Posted by Juvysen View Post
Where do you all order your fermented CLO? (did I miss it? this thread has some information overload...). I've been taking the twin labs norwegian clo (I grabbed what they had in the grocery store), but now i'm reconsidering...
I get mine from this site:
http://www.building-health.com/westo...pired-c-1.html
It's the green pastures brand. I order 2 bottles at a time since you get free shipping over $50.
post #53 of 97
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Originally Posted by linguistmama View Post
I hope someone has some good ideas for my 4yo too! I ordered cinnamon tingle and it really does taste strongly of cinnamon. That said my 4yo is still taking the nordic naturals strawberry bites since she won't take mine

I take the liquid because it's a lot cheaper than capsules.
Another mama looking for ideas here. We have FCLO fruit attack flavour. I've had some limited success in mixing it with applesauce, though the problem being that they are never hungry enough to finish the amount of applesauce I need to use to mask the taste well enough. Today I'm going to try with some yummy fairly strong-tasting un-pasteurized apple juice we got at the market yesterday. Otherwise I'm thinking a bribe might work with my 5 yr old dd. Like swallow this down and then you can have a chocolate chip. My 2 yr old wouldn't go for that though.
post #54 of 97
omg, that's expensive! *sigh* i don't imagine there's any cheaper one that's pretty good?
post #55 of 97
I can get my 2 yr old to take hte fermented by just sticking it in her mouth while she is watching tv or something like that. She doesn't even know it is coming. But I also have water nearby to offer to wash it down with. And I take it too after she does. She likes to be the one to squirt the sringe in my mouth. Or put the oil on a spoon and but a berry in the center of the oil, and it works like magic. Kids just think they are eating berries.
post #56 of 97
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Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1 View Post
I can get my 2 yr old to take hte fermented by just sticking it in her mouth while she is watching tv or something like that. She doesn't even know it is coming. But I also have water nearby to offer to wash it down with. And I take it too after she does. She likes to be the one to squirt the sringe in my mouth. Or put the oil on a spoon and but a berry in the center of the oil, and it works like magic. Kids just think they are eating berries.
Good ideas - thanks!
post #57 of 97
My kids have always just taken the CLO w/out complaint. They actually ask for it which seems so odd to me. I have to cajole my dh into taking it - he can be so silly about it and the kids are asking for more. We're still working on the old HVCLO, but tbh I'm very nervous as to what will happen when we switch to the FCLO.

I'm not so big on bribes, but I think there are certain things in life like this (potty training being another) where it would have value. Taking the CLO is non-negotiable so offering something like a chocolate chip - or giving other options to an older child on how they want to take it - is worth a shot!

Any thoughts on my earlier question?
post #58 of 97
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
I just started taking CLO in liquid gel form hoping to give my body a boost because of illness and high blood pressue. What is the difference between pill form and liquid? I am also taking fish, flax & borage oil capsules.
Can anyone answer this for me please?
post #59 of 97
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
Can anyone answer this for me please?
LIke PP said I believe it's more expensive. It takes a lot of capsules to equal 1t so your not getting as much for your $. HTH
post #60 of 97
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Originally Posted by uccomama View Post
Four months is very young, and frankly if baby is doing well, I wouldn't mess with her pristine gut by introducing other foods yet. So I would make sure mama is very adequately supplied with A and D through diet, supplements and sun. But this is just my opinion. I would also give baby a few drops of Ernstite essence externally, to assist the assimilation of D.

To the poster above, I would give a nursing toddler FCLO a regular dose directly.
Yea, I get the gut thing too. She could always apply the FCLO externally too... She got the plain FCLO. I think mom (my sis) is most likely quite A & D deficient. She's very fair skinned & doesn't get too much sun. She rides horses for a living & always has jeans on, so just arms & face - and not very much. And the vegan diet for so long wouldn't have helped matters.
I'll suggest that she wait until around 10 months to start supping the baby.

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Originally Posted by mom61508 View Post
LIke PP said I believe it's more expensive. It takes a lot of capsules to equal 1t so your not getting as much for your $. HTH


As for getting the littles to take it: Mine have always taken it off the spoon, so I've never had to get creative, but I have snuck other things in food. Ds can't swallow pills yet, so I would put some yogurt on a spoon with a little depression in the center, pour the capsule's contents in the depression & cover it up with a little more yogurt. Then he'd just swallow the whole spoonful. I've also done this with sodium ascorbate in a spoonful of applesauce.
IME, ruining a whole bowl/glass full of something doesn't usually work, but sneaking it in the first bite usually passes - especially when the remaining bowl/glass is untainted.

Fortunately, the dose of FCLO is very small, so not so hard to hide. Since it's oil, it should sit well in a spoonful of something thick like applesauce or pear sauce or something similar in texture.

And for those concerned about the price - it is more expensive per bottle, but there are many more doses per bottle, so it's not really more expensive, kwim?
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