How Can A Nursing Mother Increase Her Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

One of the best things a nursing mother can do for her baby is to increase her Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are an important component of both brain development and eye development.

One of the ways a nursimg mother can increase her omega-3 fatty acids is to take an Omega-3 supplement. An Omega-3 fatty acid supplement will pass through your breast milk on to your baby. Supplments are often necessary because most women just don’t get enough Omega-3 fatty acids, especially the DHA type of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Another obvious way to get Omega-3 fatty acids while nursing is to eat more fish. However, you need to take care here. When it comes to eating fish to get your Omega-3 fatty acids, you need to be concerned about heavy metals or other toxins. Sometimes, these harmful elements are present in high levels in fish, and can also be passed from a nursing mother on to her baby.

In addition to supplements or eating more fish, a nursing mother can increase her Omega-3 fatty acids by taking prenatal supplements. Many prenatal supplements contain Omega-3 fatty acids, and many health care providers recommend that a nursing mother take prenatal vitamins through the entire time that she is nursing.

As with any other sort of a supplement, you should speak with your health care provider before taking Omega-3 fatty acid supplements or taking prenatal supplements containing Omega-3 fatty acids. Your health care provider can help you to understand what the potential side effects of taking these sorts of supplements might be.


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