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Breastfeeding 12-24 months and good fats for brain growth

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At my daughter's 12 month well baby visit, the doctor was asking about what foods she eats and while discussing her dairy sensitivity she started suggesting fats to add into her diet for brain growth. While I think she has some good options already in her diet (avocados and the like), it was my understanding that so long as she is nursing she is getting good fats from my milk. True or false? Both?

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Both. She's getting good fats from our milk, but as she starts eating more food, she needs good fats from her food as well to keep the overall fat amounts similar.

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The fat content of your milk increases as she gets older, so I wouldn't be overly concerned. 

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Yes, she gets good fats from your milk. But I also am a big fan of getting little people to appreciate quality fats early on. We like avocados, wild fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines, olive oil, grass fed cultured dairy products, I don't have the coconut oil obsession of many crunchies but the the DH likes coconut milk kefir so they drink that too. Also nuts. We use pastured meats in small quantities but fairly often. We are pretty liberal with fats in their food and I think it is key to happy guts, happy weight grain, and abundant veg eating.

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