Babies get DHA from their mother in the womb and, after birth, breastfed babies get DHA from their mother’s breast milk, but the amount depends on the foods Mom eats.
DHA is found in relatively few foods, and the highest levels are in fatty fish. If you’re breastfeeding exclusively, Health Canada recommends that you eat at least two 75 g (2.5 oz) servings of cooked fish per week. But not all fish contain the same amounts of DHA. Atlantic salmon, on average, provides about 5 times more DHA per serving than sole. So, if you eat less than 2-3 servings of fatty fish (150 g – 225 g/week), it is likely your baby won’t get enough DHA. Experts recommend* pregnant or breastfeeding Moms should consume at least 200 mg of DHA per day.
Other Omega-3 fats are found in foods like flaxseed and walnuts, but only a small amount of these fats are converted to DHA when eaten. As you can see, it’s not always easy for your baby to get the DHA that helps nourish their brain. If you have trouble getting enough DHA through your diet, talk to your doctor about taking a DHA supplement.
DHA-enriched infant formulas, used occasionally or exclusively for breastfeeding, are an easy way to give your baby DHA. In fact, 9 out of 10 doctors who would feed infant formula to their own children would use a DHA-enriched formula.
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Your toddler may not be eating enough DHA-rich foods.
An international expert group* recommends that toddlers up to 24 months of age have 100 mg/day of DHA. And while there are food sources for DHA, these are foods most toddlers don’t—or won’t—regularly eat, such as Atlantic salmon and mackerel.
DHA-enriched infant formulas and toddler drinks offer an easy way to add DHA to your child’s diet. In fact, 9 out of 10 doctors agree that DHA-enriched nutrition is a practical way to support normal brain development in children under the age of 3.
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† DHA supports normal physical brain development
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§ NIELSEN, 2022 data
¶ IQVIA report, 2022 data
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