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Updated Advice on Eating Fish During Pregnancy.

Federal officials on Tuesday announced that they would recommend for the first time that women who are pregnant or breast-feeding and young children eat a minimum of two servings of low-mercury seafood every week for their health.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

All fish are contaminated with mercury or PCBs. The best advice is to take highly purified fish-oil capsules to get the necessary omega-3 fatty acids the fetus needs for proper brain development.

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  1. Roula

    Dear Dr. Sears,
    For a pregnancy with no problems (health or complications) which is an ideal daily intake of Omega-3 supplementation? I currently take 2000mg pure wild fish oil containing 700mg EPA and 500mg DHA per day. Could I increase it and how much?
    Thank you very much in advance.

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