I am sure you are wondering, why give babies fish oil as well as who gives their baby fish oil? Well, I do. I, myself, took fish oil throughout my whole pregnancy and prior to as well as currently.
I also then started giving it to my son when he was 4-months-old. I started to give it to my son is because cod liver oil helps promote a strong immune system and a robust cognition.
Especially with an all-time high, horrible flu season, all the more we should be giving our babies and children fish oil to help their immune system stay protected and healthy. We instead resort to the flu-vaccine or vitamin C or heck, even essential oils to help protect us, but those aren’t going to do the trick or get to the “core” of the immune system.
In fact, until the end of the Second World War, cod liver oil served as the number one supplement for everyone! The population was urged to take cod liver oil in order to protect themselves from infectious disease and ensure strong bones and teeth. Cod liver oil is naturally, perfectly designed with the right ratios of Vitamin A and D which is crucial for the immune health. Also, the fatty acids in the oil help these fat-soluble vitamins to be absorbed by the body.
Cod liver oil is an insurance policy for children. Start with ¼ to ½ teaspoon at 4 months and then doubling the amount at six to eight months. You must use a clean source of fish oil. Many brands are highly processed and often use synthetic vitamins. Also, the source of fish is important as it can contain high amount of mercury and other toxins.