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Old 06-20-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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I actually ended up with thrush from using lanolin, said my OB. Of course, thousands of women use lanolin with no problem. Haha But after treating the thrush, I switched to coconut oil by recommendation of a friend, and I love it! My daughter never had a problem with the coconut oil and we're still breastfeeding a year later.
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I actually ended up with thrush from using lanolin, said my OB. Of course, thousands of women use lanolin with no problem. Haha But after treating the thrush, I switched to coconut oil by recommendation of a friend, and I love it! My daughter never had a problem with the coconut oil and we're still breastfeeding a year later.
I can't use lanolin either.

I expressed breast milk and rubbed it into my nipples, which worked great.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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Ooh, sorry about the thrush!

Thanks for the tip! I will try it out and see how we do. I have put it on his skin before, but wasn't sure if whatever tiny amount he *may* ingest would be bad or not.

I am pretty sure coconut oil is some magical substance that hasn't seen its full potential yet. It can probably cure cancer. I'm calling it.
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can coconut oil go bad?
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I don't know if coconut oil can go bad, I don't think so though. And I use coconut oil in some of the dishes I cook! I've seen a lot of Paleo recipes that use coconut oil, so I wouldn't be concerned about him digesting any unless he has an allergy to it. And YES to just using breast milk! Breast milk is another cure all in my house
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Yeah, I use it around the kitchen, too! I was only concerned because he is only 4.5 months old, and isn't coconut one of those big allergy things people get concerned about? Maybe? I know my sister is allergic.

I have no idea about the shelf life, though! Sorry!

I will try the BM, too! Thanks!
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Re: Instead of lansinoh...

Coconut oil is a good choice. Very few people are actually allergic to the oil. If you look on every brand of formula there is coconut oil in it. I found this out when we found out about my middle child's allergies, because it was a possible concern. The part of the coconut that people are usually allergic to is the fleshy part because of the protein in it. However the oil has a very small area for concern so it should be safe for you to use. Especially if you have used it on his skin with no problems. I have found that the coconut oil being used for chapped/sore nipples has helped my baby open wider and get a better latch, so I suppose he likes the taste of it. Hope this helps.
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Coconut oil would be safe for a newborn's latch then?
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Coconut oil is a good choice. Very few people are actually allergic to the oil. If you look on every brand of formula there is coconut oil in it. I found this out when we found out about my middle child's allergies, because it was a possible concern. The part of the coconut that people are usually allergic to is the fleshy part because of the protein in it. However the oil has a very small area for concern so it should be safe for you to use. Especially if you have used it on his skin with no problems. I have found that the coconut oil being used for chapped/sore nipples has helped my baby open wider and get a better latch, so I suppose he likes the taste of it. Hope this helps.
This is true! People who are allergic to peanuts (My son is deathly allergic) Can have things fried in cold pressed peanut oil (HELLO CHICK FIL A!!!!) I would not be too concerned with allergies.
Also, since coconut oil does not have to be refrigerated I would not worry about shelf life, it will be long gone before it goes rancid.

What a great Idea to use coconut oil for this! It never even occurred to me.
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