Studies related to Infant Growth and Coconut Oil

Oil Massage In Neonates: An Open Randomized Controlled Study Of Coconut Versus Mineral Oil

Effect Increase
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 224
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 0-1
Notes for this study:
When mothers gave their infants coconut oil massages (days 2-31 of life, very young ages) four times daily, the coconut oil group appeared to have increased rate of weight gain and length gain relative to both mineral oil control and placebo groups.