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omega 3 nursing implications

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It's probably a good idea. We don't know, exactly, what the "rda" of omega-3 fatty acids should be for nursing moms or babies or children, but we do k ... Read More
Dr. Syed Masood
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Thats fine.

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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No problem: Supplements should be beneficial. Except not sure what "ACV" is.
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Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Fish best: No evidence taking capsules help. Recommendation is to eat fish at least twice a week.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The pre ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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You Like Fish Burps?: Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. but in this c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Ok in normal amounts: It is probably fine to take Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in normal, typical amounts while nursing. In reality, nobody knows for sure, because there ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Read labels: Look at the details of the supplement. Many fish oil supplements actually have very little omega 3's in them, & it's often difficult to tell what else ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Vascular: Omega3 fatty acid helps to rejuvenate your vascularity -- giving strength and elasticity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Omega 3 = snake oil: Omega 3 fish oil is the same as snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish/snake oils reduce triglycer ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Bleeding: Omega 3 may slightly increase your risk of bleeding.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
I wouldn't: It is never good to take or use expired medications or otc's. That is why there is an expiration date! why take a chance? Don't do it! they are ch ... Read More

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