Deciding best way to give my toddler right amount of DHA

Jessica - posted on 12/09/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I know the best milk to give toddlers is Whole Milk, which I have been doing since he turned 1 year old. But I keep seeing commercials and ads for Enfamil Enfagrow, and they have brought up a new concern of if my baby is getting the right amount of DHA with the amount of milk her gets everyday. What is the best way to decide if he is or isn't?

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Jodi - posted on 12/09/2013

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Ah, yes, these formula companies are very clever, aren't they, at scaring you into purchasing their product. The fact is, while research indicates that DHA may be good for brain development, it IS available naturally or in the form of fish oil supplements. It is simply fish oil. So you can get it from eating small amounts of seafood, in particular foods such as salmon, tuna, etc. However, you can find many products fortified with DHA on the shelves. If your child is eating well, you don't need formula. But the formula companies aren't going to tell you that.

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