Mother’s Milk DHA Test

Mother’s Milk DHA Test

Home-To-Lab

Dried Milk Spot

DHA

This home-to-lab test helps determine if your breast milk contains optimal levels of DHA for your baby. Mother’s milk is the ideal source of nutrition for a newborn baby, providing all the essential nutrients they need for optimal growth and development. Therefore, exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life.

There is a direct correlation between the amount of DHA intake by the mother and the DHA in mother’s milk. By measuring the amount of DHA in your milk, you can adjust your intake of Omega-3 fatty acids, thereby increasing the DHA levels in your milk and ensuring that your baby gets the right amount of DHA.

Key Indicators Reported: DHA in mother’s milk

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General FAQs

Home-to-lab testing allows individuals to collect samples comfortably at home. The main advantages of home sampling include convenience, privacy, and accessibility, as individuals can perform the tests at their own convenience.

Once the sample is collected, it is sent to our laboratory for analysis from anywhere in the world. You will be notified on your registered email once the results are ready, and can be downloaded from your registered account.

DBS testing is no more painful than a self-prick for a glucometer test. The kit contains one-time-use safety lancets which are used for pricking a finger and depositing a sample on a special filter paper card. The blood spot deposited on the filter paper card is allowed to dry, and hence the name dried blood spot.

Similarly, some tests may require saliva, urine or stool samples, which can also be collected on special filter paper cards. This makes the sample collection completely non-invasive.

Watching the instructional video and carefully reading the instruction manual before conducting the test should ensure a smooth experience. Should you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Once we receive your sample, the average response time is 7-10 business days to receive the results.

Lipomic LifeSciences can provide evidence-based suggestions for lifestyle changes that you can make to positively impact your health. We can also connect you with leading medical experts who can guide and discuss potential next steps.


Test Specific FAQs

You can take this test any time of the day. However, if you take Omega-3 supplements it is recommended that you take the test before taking the Omega-3 supplements.

DHA plays a vital role in a baby’s overall health, including eye development, nervous and immune system, and most importantly cognitive development. An infant’s brain growth is one of the crucial developments in the early years of its life, which requires an optimum level of DHA. Infants require a constant and optimal intake of DHA for up to two years after birth as the brain continues to develop6.Level of DHA in mother’s milk depends primarily on their diet. Our body does not produce enough DHA by its own and needs to be supplemented through a fish rich diet. While adults get their DHA from food or supplements rich in Omega-3, a fetus in-utero gets all its nutrients from its mother. Even if a mother doesn’t consume enough DHA, her body will use its own reservoir of DHA to provide it to the baby during gestation and then through breast milk after birth.

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that mothers monitor their DHA level in order to provide maximum benefit to their baby during-and-after pregnancy.

The estimated global average level of DHA in breast milk is 0.32%, while the recommended levels of DHA in mother’s milk are 0.7%7. If the level of DHA in your milk is below the recommended level it is recommended that you eat diet rich in fatty fish or take high quality Omega-3 supplements on a daily basis.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific Panel recommends that pregnant and nursing women should consume an additional 100-200 mg DHA daily in addition to the 250 mg omega-3 intake recommended by EFSA for adults. According to USFDA, fish and other protein-rich foods have nutrients that can help your child’s growth and development8. 6Adab-Jorge.A., “The Role of DHA and ARA in Infant Nutrition and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes”, Vol. 10 No. 10 P. 667 Brenna, T.J., “Docosahexaenoic and Arachidonic acid concentration in human breast milk worldwide”, American Journal of Nutrition, 2007; 85, 1457-64). www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/UCM536321.pdf

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General FAQs

Home-to-lab testing allows individuals to collect samples comfortably at home. The main advantages of home sampling include convenience, privacy, and accessibility, as individuals can perform the tests at their own convenience.

Once the sample is collected, it is sent to our laboratory for analysis from anywhere in the world. You will be notified on your registered email once the results are ready, and can be downloaded from your registered account.

DBS testing is no more painful than a self-prick for a glucometer test. The kit contains one-time-use safety lancets which are used for pricking a finger and depositing a sample on a special filter paper card. The blood spot deposited on the filter paper card is allowed to dry, and hence the name dried blood spot.

Similarly, some tests may require saliva, urine or stool samples, which can also be collected on special filter paper cards. This makes the sample collection completely non-invasive.

Watching the instructional video and carefully reading the instruction manual before conducting the test should ensure a smooth experience. Should you encounter any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Once we receive your sample, the average response time is 7-10 business days to receive the results.

Lipomic LifeSciences can provide evidence-based suggestions for lifestyle changes that you can make to positively impact your health. We can also connect you with leading medical experts who can guide and discuss potential next steps.


Test Specific FAQs

You can take this test any time of the day. However, if you take Omega-3 supplements it is recommended that you take the test before taking the Omega-3 supplements.

DHA plays a vital role in a baby’s overall health, including eye development, nervous and immune system, and most importantly cognitive development. An infant’s brain growth is one of the crucial developments in the early years of its life, which requires an optimum level of DHA. Infants require a constant and optimal intake of DHA for up to two years after birth as the brain continues to develop6.Level of DHA in mother’s milk depends primarily on their diet. Our body does not produce enough DHA by its own and needs to be supplemented through a fish rich diet. While adults get their DHA from food or supplements rich in Omega-3, a fetus in-utero gets all its nutrients from its mother. Even if a mother doesn’t consume enough DHA, her body will use its own reservoir of DHA to provide it to the baby during gestation and then through breast milk after birth.

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that mothers monitor their DHA level in order to provide maximum benefit to their baby during-and-after pregnancy.

The estimated global average level of DHA in breast milk is 0.32%, while the recommended levels of DHA in mother’s milk are 0.7%7. If the level of DHA in your milk is below the recommended level it is recommended that you eat diet rich in fatty fish or take high quality Omega-3 supplements on a daily basis.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific Panel recommends that pregnant and nursing women should consume an additional 100-200 mg DHA daily in addition to the 250 mg omega-3 intake recommended by EFSA for adults. According to USFDA, fish and other protein-rich foods have nutrients that can help your child’s growth and development8. 6Adab-Jorge.A., “The Role of DHA and ARA in Infant Nutrition and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes”, Vol. 10 No. 10 P. 667 Brenna, T.J., “Docosahexaenoic and Arachidonic acid concentration in human breast milk worldwide”, American Journal of Nutrition, 2007; 85, 1457-64). www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/UCM536321.pdf

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