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Should my toddler take dha?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe
Toddlers should get about 150 mg/day of the omega-3 fat called dha for optimal health & brain growth.
Many toddlers only get 19 mg/day. They got it in breastmilk/formula, but stopped. The best way to get dha is from food, such as breastmilk, wild salmon, or eggs high in dha (the hens had dha in their diets). But if kids aren't getting enough, i recommend dha supplement or foods fortified with dha.

In brief: Maybe
Toddlers should get about 150 mg/day of the omega-3 fat called dha for optimal health & brain growth.
Many toddlers only get 19 mg/day. They got it in breastmilk/formula, but stopped. The best way to get dha is from food, such as breastmilk, wild salmon, or eggs high in dha (the hens had dha in their diets). But if kids aren't getting enough, i recommend dha supplement or foods fortified with dha.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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