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A 45-year-old member asked:

@ what age does dha need 2 be introduced into child's diet? he is 4 months old. also his feet & hands a little purple, is this bcause he is cold?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Unknown: Dha is an omega-3 fatty acid important for developing babies and children, so it is good to have some dha intake, either from breastmilk, formula, and/or foods. The problem is that it is not known how to tell if a baby has too little or too much dha, how much is needed, how much to give, nor how digestible or absorbable various dha brands are. Talking with a pediatrician can help with the details.
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