Childhood Diseases

Posted by: KC | 2009-02-09


Omega 3 &  6

Hi Dr
I would like to give my son an omega 3 &  6 supplement. He is a very poor eater so I feel he needs a little help in the nutrient department.
I asked the pharmacist for a recommendation and he said " Eye-q Liquid"  is excellent and will be fine for my baby. When I got home I read the directions and it states that it is suitable for babies over two years to adults. And the dosage is 15mls for the first 12 weeks and thereafter 5mls per day.
My little boy is 15 months and 10.5Kgs. Can I give it to him or is he still to young? I thought I could start on just 5mls per day instead of the initial 15ml dosage.

The nutritional info per 5mls is as follows:
Fish Oil (Omega3)...
Eicosapentaenoic Acid 186mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid 58mg
Evening Primrose Oil 184mg (Omega6)

Thank you so much, your advise would be greatly appreciated.

Expert's Reply



It is a pleasure to assist you. You can use Eye Q now.Give your son 7.5ml per day for 3 months and then 5ml per day should be safe for your liittle son.

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