Evidence-Based Nutrient Recommendations

Omega-3 Recommendations for Pregnancy, Nursing, and Infants


by Jack Norris, RD, LD

We’ve updated our recommendations for omega-3 fatty acid intakes for pregnancy, nursing, and infants.

December 29, 2022 update: This post has been moved to the Vegetarian Pregnancy, Nursing, and Infants section of our Omega-3: Research article.

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