Pregnant and nursing mothers require adequate amounts of essential nutrients each day in order to nourish healthy growth and development. Learn more about DHA (an Omega-3 fat)
What Does It Do?
DHA supports your baby's normal brain and eye development.
How Much Do We Need?
DHA intakes in pregnant Canadian women average only 80 mg/day. Experts in lipid nutrition recommend at least 200 mg of DHA a day for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Where Can I Get It?
- DHA-enriched foods such as milk, eggs
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide recommends that Canadians eat at least 2 Food Guide servings (of 75 g or 2 ½ oz each) of fish a week.* *Health Canada provides advice for limiting exposure to mercury from certain types of fish.
Try our recipes rich in DHA
- Slow Baked Salmon with Tomato, Orange, and Basil Sauce
- French Toast with Yogurt and Fruit Topping
- Salmon Roll-Up Snacks