Does your baby need omega-3? Or is this good fat simply hype? Omega-3 is actually a vital good fat for...
Does your baby need omega-3? Or is this good fat simply hype? breast_feeding.jpgOmega-3 is actually a vital good fat for your growing baby. The research studies on omega-3 just keep coming and they all say great things about this type of fat. For example, it's been noted that omega-3 can...
  • Help kids lower their risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
  • Boost brain development.
  • May help increase positive behavior.
  • Improves immune systems.
What foods have omega-3:
  • Breast milk contains just the right amount of omega-3 for your baby.
  • If you're not breastfeeding, look for formulas that add DHA and ARA.
  • Some baby food companies are now adding DHA to their jarred meals and cereals.
  • Once your baby is eating solids she can have about 12 ounces of low mercury fish a week.
The American Heart Association notes that omega-3 is healthy for adults too - so mamas you can eat omega-3 food sources right along with your baby. Perks from the AHA include:
  • decreased risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death
  • decreased triglyceride levels
  • decreased growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque
  • lowered blood pressure
Read: Prevent breast cancer early for ideas on where mamas can get more omega-3.

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