Also, any recommendations for a good brand or source? Low mercury and all that.
I'd really like to start on this myself and of course if it's possible for my kids to take it that would rule.
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At first he didn't mind it at all. Then around 2 he started making faces or resisting, but we told him it was his "strengthening medicine" like Roo takes (he's a Pooh lover) and he'd always give in. Now at 3.5 he takes it no problem, though I can tell he doesn't like it too much.
But once she has been able to really express herself she hasn't been having it, but I got her Nordic NAturals in peach and thought we would try it. I put it in a little lemonade (which she LOVES) and it happens. I follow it with (oh so exciting) gummy vitamins as an extra incentive. It works.
I take it, too, from the spoon and chase with lemonade or OJ.
he's a crazy kid, though.
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The syringe thing kept getting clogged (b/c I never washed it ) so now we just take it off a spoon. DS2 (5yo) and I like that best and DS1 (7yo) prefers the super cinnamon-y gummy fish. DH has yet to be convinced to try any after trying a few flavors a few years ago.
Oh, and I found in the past when using a chaser drink that acidic things (kombucha and I guess oj, etc) cleaned out the palate faster for us than milk.
Thanks for the insight!
I take mine in a shot glass with OJ and usually chase it another shot of OJ.
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We use Blue Ice FCLO, I think mediterranean and salty cod and unflavored (?). We bought a case once when it was on sale for cheap, and it has last us a long time.
This is Sally's response from the WAPF site:
"We have consistently pointed out that the vitamins in all but one brand of cod liver oil are synthetic. Only the fermented cod liver oil made in the United States contains the original natural vitamins. Every other brand of cod liver oil is definitely a compromise. But since many people cannot obtain or cannot afford the fermented cod liver oil, we recommend in the 'good' category (rather than the 'best' category), cod liver oil to which synthetic vitamins A and D have been added in the right proportions."
The FCLO she is talking about is Blue Ice. The WAPF recommendations are here: http://www.westonaprice.org/cod-live...il-basics.html