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Speech therapist told me that omega 3 helps with speech delay. Is this true? If so, how many mg. Daily for my 2 1/2 year old daughter?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ridiculous Claim

There is absolutely no research supporting that claim by your speech therapist.
Thus there is no known " right" dose! it should only be true.

In brief: Ridiculous Claim

There is absolutely no research supporting that claim by your speech therapist.
Thus there is no known " right" dose! it should only be true.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No proof; won't hurt

There are stories about this on the internet, but no established data.
Conflicting data suggests maybe marginal benefit in some children with adhd. However, some of these helpful fatty acids can't hurt. I would do it through diet: whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil & freshly ground flax seed (you can add the last two to lots of foods) . Dose for kids hasn't been established.

In brief: No proof; won't hurt

There are stories about this on the internet, but no established data.
Conflicting data suggests maybe marginal benefit in some children with adhd. However, some of these helpful fatty acids can't hurt. I would do it through diet: whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil & freshly ground flax seed (you can add the last two to lots of foods) . Dose for kids hasn't been established.
Dr. Howard Gollup
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: A study in 2009

suggested a slight + effect, but I have not seen it replicated, although McGill University started a study in 2012.
Safe doses have not been established for toddlers. It's important to have her Early Intervention program test overall development & to seek Early Childhood Special Education services thru your school district at 3. Even an isolated expressive language delay confers risk of dyslexia.

In brief: A study in 2009

suggested a slight + effect, but I have not seen it replicated, although McGill University started a study in 2012.
Safe doses have not been established for toddlers. It's important to have her Early Intervention program test overall development & to seek Early Childhood Special Education services thru your school district at 3. Even an isolated expressive language delay confers risk of dyslexia.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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