Möller’s Omega 3 cod liver oil is recommended for babies from 6 month* of age in order to bring in the necessary essential fatty acids Omega-3 and vitamins A, D and E in the body.
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids are especially important for the optimal development of the brain, sight and nervous system.
- Vitamin D is vital for the development of the immune system, bone development, teeth and regulating the use of calcium in the cells.
The efficiency of Omega-3 fatty acids is proven by over 15,000 scientific articles. In particular, the cod liver oil can be safely used during pregnancy, breast-feeding and in infants. Just one daily dose of 2,5ml of Möller’s cod liver oil replenishes the daily needs for essential Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins D, A and E.
* Infants which are being given infant formulas or follow-on formulas should consult a doctor before using Möller’s cod liver oil because infant formulas and follow-on formulas contains vitamin D and DHA essential fatty acids.
With regular use of Möller’s cod liver oil and the essential Omega-3 fatty acids in infants the benefits of harmonious growth and development are great:
- Optimal growth and development of the brain. DHA is a major structural fat in the brain, nerve cells and retina of the eye. An interesting fact is that 60% of the brain structure is made up of fat, and 25% of that fat is DHA. DHA accounts for 30% of the structural fat in the gray matter of the brain. In the complete structure, this fatty acid eventually reaches 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the omega-3 fats in the retina. One of the biggest changes during pregnancy and after birth is the growth and development of DHA and accumulation of DHA in the nerve tissue during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life. In that context, during the last trimester, the brain grows about 260%, with an average weight of 400 grams at birth, with the brain continuing to grow an additional 175% during the first year of life. This growth continues with an additional 18% during the second year. Although significant changes are still taking place in the adaptation and connectivity of the neural pathways during childhood, adolescence and early adulthood, the brain grows only 21% larger from 2 years to adulthood. These data point to the fact that the most intense brain growth is in the last trimester of pregnancy and the first two years of life. So Nelson from the Harvard University Center for Child Development in 2000 published a study and analysis showing that in the first years of life the formation of synapses depends on early expression and intake of omega-3 fatty acids and that every second in this section 700 new synaptic connections are formed in life.
- Less colds during the winter months.
- Beneficial effects on optimal functional maturation of the retina and visual cortex. DHA represents 60-80% of all polyunsaturated acids in the structure of retinal photoreceptors, with a role in activating rhodopsin and increasing visual acuity. Interestingly, the findings presented by Lim LS (Lancet, 2012) and Merle BM (Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2014) suggest that insufficient omega-3 intake is significantly associated with reduced macular degeneration in adults, which is another leading cause of permanent damage to the eye and blindness.
- Significantly lower risk for type 1 diabetes – chronic childhood autoimmune disease associated with prostaglandin metabolism abnormalities.
During the first two years, two key components of normal development are nutrition and emotional communication with parents. A good and healthy diet leads to a good mood, increases the ability to develop better attention and improves memory. The love and consistent care of babies brings lasting satisfaction, the development of a positive person who has the ability to solve problems and has empathy for others.
It is very important to get the little babies used to a healthy lifestyle:
- After the morning meal add 2,5ml of Möller’s in a small spoon or measure with a syringe or dispenser
- You can mix the daily dose of Möller’s in porridge, soup, water, juice, warm(not boiling)milk or tea.
- Babies are used to milk at body temperature, so warm your scoop with warm water before giving your baby Möller’s. Be careful not to heat the scoop with boiling water!
- Try giving your baby Möller’s cod liver oil in the morning while changing diapers.
- Arm yourself with patience 🙂 The basics of healthy living begins with the habit of Möller’s cod liver oil.
- Don’t forget to smile 🙂