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I need some ideas of healthy fats for 15mo. She doesn't like avocado (though we will try again later) and we are trying to isolate a possible dairy senstivity, so cheese and yogurt are not an option at the moment. She has never had milk and I don't want to intro. that, esp. in light of the above issue. I know fats are good for developing brains and would like some other ideas of good sources. She is still nursing about every 3-4 hrs. and I know some ppl will say that's all she needs. I want additional sources also though, not to replace BM but to supplement.<br>
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Maybe you could make her a hummus dip and go heavy on the olive oil?<br><br>
Will she eat guacamole, or does she equate it with avocado? Also, I have seen a recipe on this forum for a dairy-free avocado "chocolate pudding."<br><br>
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DS loves coconut oil and coconut concentrate. Since I switched to a more NT eating style (way more fat, animal and coconut than before) my cholesterol has actually gone down. I use coconut oil in place of butter for a lot of things, both to saute and for baking.
 

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Thanks! We have been a little more liberal w/ oil and other fats for her. Any other ideas? We are fairly confident now that she is dairy sensitive. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Nut products aren't really a good option yet. She has a very strong family history of allergies, food and non-food. We are having an antibody test done that can help pinpoint some, but not all, potential allergies. For now we are delaying the introduction of eggs, nuts, fish...<br>
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Dunno if it's something your family is comfortable with, but we try to get fatty cuts of meats for our allergy-prone DD. She loves hams and bacons and we try to cook her chicken with skin on, etc.<br><br>
We also add olive oil to nearly everything she eats.<br><br>
Since she can't have nuts, nut butters, or dairy foods we try to fill in with other fats.
 

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If you are still breastfeeding, I would switch your cooking oil to virgin coconut oil, cold press, extra virgin olive oil or cultured butter instead of hydrogenised oil. And learn to make bone broth from free ranged chicken or grass fed cow, etc. Choosing meat source free of hormone and anti-biotic is another good thing for your health. Flax seed oil on your salad is also good. You can also take cod liver oil, or eating sardines and tuna in olive oil is good. You can cook soup for your babe with the broth, or she can sip the broth as well. Eating organic foods, especially the veggies and fruits, grass fed beef, free ranged chicken (and eggs) are over all a good way to increase your food value.
 

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DD does not like Avocado's either, but I throw 1/2 avo each day in her morning shake (rice milk, spinach, avocado, blueberry, raspberry, banana). You can not even taste the avocado in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i give my kids the DHA supplements from Nordic Naturals. they have some that are like little balls with strawberry "juice" inside. my kids love them, but they're older than your little one. i'm pretty sure that Nordic makes some supplements that you can take on a spoon, too. they seem to be pretty good flavors.
 
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