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Yes: Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. Dha and ara started to be added to infant formulas because researchers realized that they were a component of breast milk. This is just one more reason why breast milk is the ideal nutrition for your baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is1yer. he becomes very constipated when he drinks whole milk. We have try almond and soy he seems to do fine w/ what DHA EPA sup. Can I give?
Good fish oil: High quality Omega 3 fish oils are molecularly distilled to remove heavy metals such as Mercury. Best wishes! ...Read more
What happens if the mother does not eat anything containing DHA than there is none for the breast milk right?
Correct: This is correct. DHA in the breast milk comes from DHA in the diet. There are studies globally which evaluate the level of DHA in mother's milk. It is interesting to see the variation. Coastal area locations of note yield mothers DHA in milk to be at high levels. Sub saharan land locked African countries of note yield mothers milk DHA to be at low levels. ...Read more
See below:: Omega-3 fatty acid: dha (docosahexaenoic acid): from breast milk, flax, walnuts, some algae and fatty fish. The brain is 60% fat! this structural fat supports the myelin sheath, covering billions of neurons in our brains. A substantial portion is dha. Research suggests that infants receiving dha from breast milk or infant formula with dha have higher iqs and more mature visual skills. ...Read more
DHA levels: Almost all formulas now contain dha. Some have higher levels than others but studies show that higher levels do not provide any extra benefit. So, as long as the formula has dha, you can feel comfortable that your child is getting the benefits it provides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain Development : DHA and ARA are essential for normal brain and visual development. Studies show that sub Saharan African babies have breast milk deficient in DHA and ARA compared to breastfed babies whose mothers have diets rich in fish ( Denmark, for example) babies with mothers who have diets rich in seafood have something like 6 to 10 additional IQ points, depending on whose research you read. ...Read more
Yes: Dha or docosahexaenoic acid is one of the omega-3 fatty acids, the others being ala and epa. Fish oil has a high concentration of dha. Other sources include dietary supplements and maternal milk. The human body can alo synthesize dha from alpha-linolenic acid, one of the essential fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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