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VIDEO: Michelle Duggar's "Skim" Breast Milk Not Enough For Baby Josie

Mar. 24 2010, Published 9:46 a.m. ET

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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!

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