During pregnancy and breastfeeding, one of the most important Omega-3 fatty acids is DHA. It is a key component in the development of your baby’s brain and eyes. Also, a balance of Omega-3 EPA and DHA helps keep the mother healthy.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) advises that pregnant and breastfeeding women consume either through food or supplementation a minimum of 200mg Omega-3 DHA in addition to the 250mg omega-3 EPA and DHA recommended for adults.
After the baby is born, the brain continues to grow very quickly over the first two years. Therefore, it is essential that the baby continues to receive adequate omega-3 DHA either via breastmilk or formula. As the sole source of nutrients for her developing baby, a mother needs to consume plenty of Omega-3 DHA.
Eskimo-3 fish oil are 100% free of heavy metals including mercury and lead, free of pesticides, PCBs, dioxins and all other contaminants, making them a good alternative to eating fish while pregnant or breastfeeding. Eskimo-3 only uses the oil from the muscle of the fish and does not contain Vitamin A, making it the perfect formulation to be taken throughout your pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.