Fish Oil Supplements That Are Safe For Nursing Mothers And 5 Month Babies?
Hello, I want to ask which brand of fish oil supplement is safe for nursing mothers? And how old can a baby be given fish oil supplements?
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Fish oil supplementation is usually given because fish oil contains high omega-3 fatty acids. In omega 3 fatty acids contained DHA and EPA are known to have an important role in the development of the brain and fetal eye. In choosing fish oil supplements for pregnant women, you must pay attention to the content in these fish oils. In general, fish oil can be made from the fish's own flesh and can also be made from fish liver. Fish oil that can be taken by pregnant women is derived from fish meat and should avoid consumption of fish oil derived from fish liver (such as cod liver oil). Fish oil from fish liver can contain high amounts of vitamin A which can be dangerous if consumed by pregnant women. In addition to paying attention to the content of vitamin A in fish oil, you also need to pay attention to whether fish oil has gone through a refining process so that it is free of mercury. In this website we cannot recommend certain brands of supplements. You can consult directly with your obstetrician to get the pregnancy supplements you need.
Until now there are no recommendations for routine fish oil supplements for children. Children under 1 year who are breastfed will get omega 3 fatty acids from breast milk produced by their mothers, so it is recommended that mothers continue to take omega 3 supplements during breastfeeding. Before providing supplementation for children under 2 years, you should always consult with your pediatrician. Omega 3 needs should preferably come from food rather than supplements.
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