They certainly don’t look alike or taste alike for that matter, but olive oil and breast milk are surprisingly similar.
Extra virgin olive oil contains omega 3 and omega 6 in similar portions to breast milk fat and the same percentage of linoleic acid making it an indispensable food for the myelination of nerve fibres and brain development. It is easy to digest and helps gastric functioning, preventing the phenomenon of constipation and colic.
The vitamin D content in olive oil makes it a valuable choice for growing babies and children because it regulates calcium and phosphorus, encouraging the intake of minerals that are essential to the process of ossification. This gives children added protection against bone fractures in their tender years and the risk of osteoporosis in old age.