Omega-3 and Attend. Need info/suggestions.
I recently started my 5 yr old son on an Omega-3 supplement. It's a chewable, cherry flavored vitamin, but despite the flavor, he doesn't really like the taste. Therefore, I started crushing it and putting it in his juice. This is a pain b/c it's a hard vitamin, not easy to crush. It's also time consuming b/c he takes 3 tablets per day. Any other suggestions on how to disguise the taste? I also want to make sure he's getting the full effect of the vitamin, and I'm not sure if diluting it in juice is the solution.
In addition, I purchased a liquid fish oil (lemon flavored). I wasn't sure which one my son wld like better. I was told that the fish oil is really effective, and for me it's great b/c I only have to give 1 tsp per day and no crushing! Any ideas on how to introduce this product? It's pretty oily so my son won't take it off a spoon. He does seem to like the flavor better, however. Again, I want to make sure he's getting the full effect of this oil.
Finally, I was introduced to a product called Attend. The manufacturer is Vaxa International. Has anyone heard of it or given it their child? If so, I'd like to hear your feedback on it. The product is all natural and is intended as a substitute to medication. My son has some learning, attention and social problems. While used by most kids w/ ADHD, Attend is also taken for these other issues.
I spoke to my son's pediatrician about giving him Omega-3, and she approved the idea. However, she doesn't know enough about it to give advice. I didn't ask her about Attend as I just learned about it. I considered bringing my son to a nutritionist, but it's very expensive, and I'm not sure our insurance will cover it.
With all this said, I'm hoping to get whatever suggestions, advice or info you may have on this topic. Thanks so much!