Josie, the nineteenth addition to the Duggar family, showed great progress on Tuesday’s brand new episode of TLC’s 19 And Counting, but the 54-day-old premature baby requires supplemental nutrition which she is not getting from Michelle’s fat-free breast milk, according to the mom of 19.
In the Arkansas Children’s hospital, baby Josie’s neonatologist Dr. Arrington describes Josie as a “model 25-week gestation baby” who no longer requires a ventilator, “little or no oxygen throughout the day” and her lungs “look reasonably normal” on the x-rays.
The one area Josie needed improvement was the “growth curve” according to the specialist. “She’s a little behind the growth curve – so our intention is to help her catch up on her growth. To do that, we supplemented the breast milk.”
Michelle responded to the doctor’s prognosis with a confession. “This is the first time I really gotten to tell you this. My breast milk is skim milk. I only have a tiny amount of fat. I always have skinny breast-fed babies. Michelle also added that her children didn’t gain weight until she started feeding them spry cereal.
Audiences have learned a lot about the Duggar Family throughout the seasons on TLC but the fat content of Michelle Duggars breast milk content is definitely a new take on the ever-expanding family!