When should a child begin to get essential fats?

Three years before birth is ideal. A pregnant mother needs to have enough essential fats for herself and her growing child. Nursing mothers also need plenty of good fats as these are passed on through breast milk.

Studies show that an infant will draw 11g, almost half of an ounce, of EFA’s from the mother’s milk each day.

When a baby is formula fed or on solid foods, the right fats, as well as digestive enzymes and friendly bowel bacteria should be added, since these are not present in formulas and commercial baby foods.

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