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Old 02-24-2009, 01:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone,
I just wanted everyones opinion on whether I should try coconut oil again. When I was nursing ds I ate about 2-3 tbsp a day. Then I got pregnant with dd and couldn't even smell coconut oil.
In the second trimester I tried coconut oil a couple of times and both times felt really awful right after. I thought maybe dd could be allergic.
Well now that I am nursing dd I am wondering if I should try it again because I am looking to get the lauric acid. I am just not sure if it is a good idea since I had such a bad reaction when I was pregnant.
What do you think?
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bumping in case anyone has an opinion.
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bumping in case anyone has an opinion.
very interesting! what kind of reaction did she have and how old is she now?

Depending on her age, I would try and tad bit and see what happens. then I would be sure to have one of those melting tabs of benedryl on hand right away (they are petty fast acting - we keep them incase my son accidentally gets something with milk in it so his throat doesn't start swelling)

likely though if your eating it and your daughter is BFing, you wont notice a severe reaction. you might notice a upset tummy or the like. But I think in general with possible allergies moderation is best. sometimes we don't see an allergy clearly right away. it can take time. so even if she doesn't have a reaction the first time I wouldn't just jump into eating it every day until I had kinda weaned into using it if that makes sense.

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