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DHA for Toddlers?

Discussion in 'Optimal Kids' started by Sandra Barton, Nov 18, 2019.

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  1. Sandra Barton

    Sandra Barton New Member

    Hello, I am looking for recommendations on how to get more DHA into a toddler......recipes, or ?
     
  2. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    Your location?
     
  3. Sandra Barton

    Sandra Barton New Member

    Chico, CA
    39.7285° N, 121.8375° W
     
  4. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    Animal brains, tastes better than custard.

    I'd eat it every day if I could find enough, which I probably can with a little more effort.
     
  5. Sandra Barton

    Sandra Barton New Member

    Hard to find here as well. Having success with seafood broth/stew.
     
  6. Saichi

    Saichi New Member

    Most USDA facilities throw the heads away. So you have to get a farmer (small scale, pastured, organic of course) that can get the facility to save them. Sad the most nutritious part of the animal gets wasted or fed to dogs in the states.

    I really miss eating wild salmon, Dungeness crab, and sand dabs.
     
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  7. You should be able to buy a local grass fed lamb for under $200. Worth it for the bone broth alone.
     
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  8. Inger

    Inger Silver

    I would feed him caviar! That is the best food ever for a baby I guess :) :)

    Try get wild caught Salmon, or other wild caught fishroe with only salt as preservative. I get that here, 50 grams for about 6 euro. It is not very cheap, but so worth it once in a while. A baby would not need much, a teaspoon comes a long way. And I bet baby will love it! :) :)
    I eat it as a treat once in a while, it is soo good :)

    Pastured, organic egg yolks would be nice too, raw. I guess babies like them too. Very easy to feed :)
     
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  9. Sandra Barton

    Sandra Barton New Member


    Thank you for the suggestion. I know what has DHA. But the question was how or recipe ideas that anyone has had success with.
     
  10. Sunworshiper123

    Sunworshiper123 New Member


    I can’t get any of my kids to eat seafood other than fish sticks! My pediatrician said if they won’t eat seafood daily to give them fish oil. He recommended Nordic Naturals and said it’s the only brand I should give them.
     
  11. Inger

    Inger Silver

    Have you tried to feed your toddler caviar/fish eggs yet?
    I know we loved it as kids.
    You do not need a recipe for that, just eat/feed it plain/raw. The great thing with caviar is that it is so nutrient dense you just need a tiny amount of it. Great for babies.
     
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  12. drezy

    drezy New Member

  13. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Whole salted herrings contain eggs.
    Do not waste them when eating them.
    /
     
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  14. John Saf

    John Saf New Member

    I gave my toddlers King Oscar canned sardines in oliveoil. Drained all the oil and mashed it with a fork. They are now 6 and 3 years old, and sardines is still a favorite.
     
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  15. Sandra Barton

    Sandra Barton New Member

    Not caviar, but he will eat a few salmon roe eggs. So far his favorite is a seafood broth I make.
     
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  16. Brent Patrick

    Brent Patrick Silver

    My Dinner

    Wild Salmon Roe 50grms on this plate. the base is homemade rosemary Sourdough with mayonnaise made from pure Olive oil
    When I have wild Salmon Roe I also take with a curcumin capsule.






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  17. LieselK

    LieselK Titanium Member

    One of mine loves smoked salmon. He eats it by the forkful. All 3 love fish tacos. Dried seaweed is a common snack. Pasta with shrimp.

    We do a policy of "three polite bites" in our household and over time it has created 3 kids who willingly try almost anything. They also eat what they're served unless they truly do not care for it after having three VERY polite bites. Any fussing means that plate stays in front of you. I honor likes and dislikes, but I also acknowledge that sometimes you just have to eat what's served to you. At any age food becomes a power play. Stay consistent and keep trying!
     
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  18. April082

    April082 New Member

    Smoo
    throw a raw egg into a smoothie! We do this with our boys and they (ok me too) love it!!!
     
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  19. Sandra Barton

    Sandra Barton New Member

    He does like eggs but I really want him to like seafood. So far he loves soups made with seafood.
     
  20. Danco3636

    Danco3636 Silver

    mine eats, salmon, shrimp, egg yolks, some oysters or some sort of seafood daily...... along with other meats and seafood.....
     
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