Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sally | 2009-01-19

Q.

Omega 3 and 6

Is it important to give Babies over 1 Omega 3 and 6. I have been looking around and most of the brands only do Omega 3. Can babies have the same as adults take or do they have to take special baby omega 3 and 6? Which brand do you recommend?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The new recommendations for infant feeding state that formulas should contain both Omega 3 and 6, but most formulas only have adequate Omega 3 at this stage.If you breast fed your baby initially breastmilk contains both Omega 3 and 6.It is probably not necessary to supplement Omega 6 now,although I do not know how old your baby is. Once over a year you can supplement both.

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Posted by: Lungs | 2009-04-02

My mother always gives my 4 year old daughter vitamins like Omega,3/6 , Tre En En , Vitamin B, and C, will this cause any side effects later at stage., please advise

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