Health & Wellbeing

Why Babies Need Omega-3

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Is your baby getting enough Omega-3? The Omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) play an important role in a baby’s development from when they are still in the womb, through to their early development.

 

While you’re pregnant, your baby gets their Omega-3 intake from you, so it’s important to make sure that you’re getting enough yourself by taking an Omega-3 supplement. Oily fish is also a source of Omega-3, but you need to be careful with your fish consumption in pregnancy, avoiding raw fish altogether and consuming no more than two portions of oily fish per week.

 

pregnant woman eating

 

This makes tailored Omega-3 supplements a much easier option to manage during pregnancy; at MINAMI®, there are several different options for both your and your baby’s individual needs.

What are the Benefits of Omega-3 for Babies?

 

Omega-3 fatty acids can have multiple benefits for babies, including:

 

  • DHA intake contributes to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age
  • DHA is proven to help with normal eye and brain development in unborn and breastfed infants (based on a daily intake of 200mg of DHA, alongside the recommended daily Omega-3 intake for adults of 250mg of DHA and EPA)

How to Make Sure Your Baby is Getting Enough Omega-3

 

You can help to make sure your baby is getting enough Omega-3 to support their development in the womb and while you’re breastfeeding by taking MINAMI® MorDHA Prenatal Omega-3 Fish Oil supplements.

 

 

The tailored blend of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids in these supplements can also help pregnant women to maintain a healthy heart.

 

But if you’re looking for an Omega-3 supplement that’s specifically tailored to your and your baby’s unique needs, you need to try MyOmega, our personalised Omega-3 service.

 

MyOmega: Personalised Omega-3 for You & Your Baby

 

Every mum’s and baby’s needs are different, so your Omega-3 requirements might differ to those of your mum friends. This is why we’ve developed our MyOmega service, which is designed to provide you with a personalised Omega-3 recommendation based on a prenatal or postnatal test to check in on your DHA levels, to put your mind at rest.

 

  • Simply order your test kit;
  • Carry out the finger prick or breastmilk test at home;
  • Post it back to our lab for free;
  • Receive your results via email;
  • Adjust your Omega-3 intake accordingly.

 

Depending on your Omega-3 levels, you’ll be recommended a specific dose of Omega-3 to take in the form of a sustainably sourced softgel supplement to benefit both you and your baby.

 

 

Omega-3 for Toddlers

 

When your little one reaches one-year-old, you can start to give them 1ml a day of our DHA+EPA Liquid Kids + Vitamin D3 Liquid.

 

 

This is a high-concentration Omega-3 supplement with vitamin D3 that’s been designed for the healthy development of children’s brain, vision, bones and immune function.

 

From the age of three, toddlers can start to take our MorDHA Kids 3+ Omega-3 Fish Oil supplements, which contain both EPA and DHA to further support the development of their brain and vision.

 

 

Find out more about the importance of Omega-3 for growing children here:

 

Omega-3 for Kids: What You Need to Know

Omega-3 Benefits

Omega-3 for Kids: What You Need to Know

Find out the benefits of Omega-3 for kids and shop our children's Omega-3 supplements.

2020-08-03 10:55:57By minami

Improve your Omega-3 levels by using MINAMI® supplements regularly. For best results and to see significant changes in your health, a daily usage of at least 3 months is recommended.



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