Thursday, March 26, 2009

Should Babies Eat Fish?

Over the years, the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, essential nutrients found in seafood have been touted. Study after study have been proving their contribution to infant brain development and more. One pediatrician began "prescribing" omega-3's to my patients in 2000 by encouraging their parents to offer them more fish. Since then, he has only grown more convinced that omega-3's are the head-to-toe nutrient because they're good for nearly every organ of a child's body, from the brain to the skin. Most parents, however, are unsure about feeding their babies fish, which is the richest source of DHA, the healthiest type of omega-3 fatty acid for infants.

Here's why -- and how -- to "go fish," for both your baby and you!

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