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Has anyone found reliable information on DHA? It's being added to baby food, formula and now juicy juice. But I'm curious as to how much is good and how much is too much?

Please post links if you have any! I can't seem to find much. Thanks!

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:08 PM on May. 25, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • New research shows that DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid that's been shown to boost a baby's brain development, is good for children of all ages. Here's how much kids need — and the best sources, from David Perlmutter, M.D., a leading expert in the field and a neurologist in Naples, FL:


    6 months to 2 years
    Benefit: DHA jumpstarts the production of a hormone that's crucial for brain development during this time of rapid growth.


    How much: 100 mg daily or more from foods marked DHA-enriched, like some yogurt, cereal, and — once your child turns 1 — milk and eggs. And serve wild Alaskan salmon, the best natural food source that's also low in mercury. Up to four 1- to 2-ounce servings a week is safe.


    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:59 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • Kids 2 to 5 years
    Benefit: Low levels of DHA in children have been linked to an increased risk of ADHD, vision problems, and depression.


    How much: 200 mg daily or more from DHA-enriched foods (see above) and wild Alaskan salmon (up to four 3-ounce servings per week).

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:59 PM on May. 25, 2009


    ask it right on google and you will find it

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 6:00 PM on May. 25, 2009

  • Great information above. hemp oil has the perfect blend of Omega 3, 6 and 9.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:45 PM on May. 25, 2009

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