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Old 06-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #11
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can coconut oil go bad?
Yes, but you will know when it does!

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Old 06-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #12
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Coconut oil can go bad if kept warm and liquid for a while. I used to keep mine in a small spray bottle in the wipes warmer for easy baby bottom application. After a few months, it really started to smell bad. I soaked it in hot, soapy water and refilled the bottle. There is no mistaking the smell, it's pretty yucky and sour. I never had it happen again, though. I started putting less in the bottle, and refilling more often. Now that he's pl'ing, we don't use it much anymore.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #13
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Coconut oil would be safe for a newborn's latch then?
Yes. You never want to put anything on your nipples that isn't edible, and coconut oil is just fine in that regard! Plus it's actually better than lanolin IMHO since it has both anit-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
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My daughter is allergic to coconut. So for safety purposes, please apply the coconut oil to baby's skin first to check for a reaction. Then use sparingly at first until you are sure they aren't allergic.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:38 PM   #15
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Seconding the breastmilk suggestion - it works great. Let air dry after applying before covering. Coconut oil is nice too
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Re: Instead of lansinoh...

Thanks so much for all the tips!

I have used coconut oil on his skin before, and he didn't have an adverse reactions. I was just wondering about him possibly consuming it. Glad to know it works! Great info!
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Re: Instead of lansinoh...

I swear by coconut oil. Tried lanolin and nipples were still sore and raw. One day with coconut oil and I was back to nursing.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:25 PM   #18
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Could I use Coconut Oil when I start feeling chapped, or is there a concern with allergies?

I hate the greasy feeling of the lanolin products. ... and I already have come coconut oil, so, yeah.
LOVE coconut oil! I use it when I'm feeling chapped....and haven't had any issues with it. Has also been great to help moisturize my little one's scalp when he had a little bit of cradle cap. I use coconut oil for everything....cooking, moisturizer, mild eczema on my older son....it has a million uses .
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