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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 7 more doctor answers
I'm pregnant and want to take algal dha but can't take the capsule. Is it safe to empty the contents in milk and water and take it without the capsule?
Yes: This is not yet an evidence based intervention but some of the work is interesting. Best wishes to you and Baby. ...Read more
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
Yes: For the growing child it enhances brain growth as brain membranes are laid down. We have noted improved development and iq scores on diets supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids. Check out all the new baby formulas. For older children and adults they continue to assist in membrane synthesis and keeping fats solubilized in the blood to decrease atherosclerosis and arterial plaque formation. ...Read more
Maybe: Omega-3 fatty acids, such as dha, are important for good health. People who eat diets rich in omega-3s have improved heart health, better brain function, and less depression. Newer research indicates that dha alone does not have this effect. Eating fish at least 2 times per week, or taking supplemental marine oils (fish or krill) provides all 3 ingredients needed for better health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dha (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega 3 fatty acid that is vital to your baby's early neurologic and visual growth/development. It is found in many prenatal vitamins nowadays since it is not a substance that is produced by our bodies naturally. Instead, we must get it from our diet and supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 and ARA: Are always needed, but extra supplementation is recommended for the first year of life. ...Read more
I currently take DHA 200mg and want to increase it to 600mg. Is it safe to take 200mg 3 times a day?
Yes: This should be well-tolerated and can potentially provide benefit. ...Read more
Essential fatty acid: These are short forms of the essential fatty acids which are important for the new unborn child's proper development especially of the brain. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) & docosahexaenoic acid(DHA) are essential human nutrients. Therefore now a days they are being stressed both for the pregnant women as well as the growing infants who are taking formulas. ...Read more