Just wondering if anyone out there is giving their child fish oil.
Proud to be Jackson's momma! &nb
For those who want or need an EFA supplement without fish oil (if the child is allergic to fish for example) you could try Flax seed oil. However- please read what Dr. Katz says about Flax seed oil:"Flax seed oil or freshly ground flax seeds are an excellent source of the essential omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA or LNA) which is the quintessential parent member of the omega-3 family of essential fatty acids (EFAs). The body transforms it into EPA and the EPA into DHA.This transformation is very inefficient (the yield is about 10%) and is further inhibited by over consumption of omega-6 fatty acids from most vegetable oils or certain disease states. Therefore, it is advisable to independently consume also ready made EPA and DHA from good quality fish of from high quality fish oil supplements. Some recommended intakes are listed on the Introductory lecture on EFAs that I gave at the First Conference on Therapy of Verbal Apraxia, July 23-24, 2001, Morristown, NJ. (http://www.apraxia.cc)
my ds takes coromega. It tastes and has the consistancy of pudding.
Their website has an area where you can get a free sample and with that we received some excellent coupons.
I have never personally given my child omega 3. I do think at her age she might be a little young she is 2 yrs old however I myself take it (Neurovi,com brand, btw they have very interesting articles on their webpage). I've been on it ever since I found out I was pregnant because I was told consuming Omega 3 with DHA is extremely important to the health of your baby. In any case, I have started to feed her SOME seafood though I would rather wait till she grows some because of the possibility of mercury contamination.
I would be very interested to know how this turns out and will be checking this blog again!!
Unfortunatly I no longer have the printed information that the pdoc had given me.
Connor takes 1000 mg of Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega