Is salmon oil safe for infants?
The following comments were provided by Dr. William Sears, aka “America’s Pediatrician”: “While there is yet no official recommended daily allowance (RDA) for omega-3 DHA intake by infants, in a 2005 workshop sponsored by the NIH and ISSFAL they recommended at least 300 mg a day for pregnant and nursing mothers (most mothers get only 20-25% of this amount, unless they take omega-3 fish oil supplements). “The recommendation for infants is at least 200mg of DHA per day, which is the dosage added to infant formulas. In our medical practice we have mothers take at least 500 mg of DHA per day during pregnancy and lactation. “Practically speaking, infants under one year old receive their omega-3s through mother’s milk or fortified formula, but it is perfectly safe and perhaps even beneficial for infants to be given extra Vital Choice fish oil at a dose of around 300 mg a day of DHA.