In a nutshell

A reliable product for mums who what to make sure their fatty acid intake is sufficient for the demands of pregnancy and breast-feeding.

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Taste
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Packaging
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Source of fatty acids, trusted brand.


  • Doesn't contain everything you need for pregnancy.

Getting the right nutrients during in pregnancy and when you’re breastfeeding is vital to the health of you and your baby. Efanatal provides omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, and could benefit is you feel you diet is lacking these.


I saw an ad in a magazine for Efanatal by Efamol when I was just pregnant with Martha, now 22 months. I immediately bought an entire nine months’ supply, mainly because of the amount of publicity fatty acids had been getting at the time.

Efanatal contains omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that are important for the development of the brain, eyes and central nervous system. You can only get omega-3 nutrients from your diet and the best source is oily fish such as sardines, tuna and salmon, but studies have shown that few women eat enough of these foods to meet their needs.

The omega-3 in Efanatal comes mainly from tuna fish. The omega-6 comes from evening primrose oil.

What we love

There have been lots of studies that show the potential benefits of fatty acids, and so it seems to make sense to take a supplement if you can. Martha is very healthy, and seems quite bright – her language development in particular is excellent. On the other hand, she didn’t walk until she was 18 months. Ultimately, there’s no way of knowing whether taking Efanatal made any difference to her or her development. But whilst I was taking it I felt reassured that it could be doing her good, and that I was giving her the best start in life.

What to watch out for

I couldn’t find Efanatal in my local shops, so I had to buy it online, but this was very easy and it arrived quickly. It’s important to know that Efanatal is not a vitamin and mineral supplement, so you’ll need to take folic acid separately, and iron as well if you need it. You have to take two pills a day, which was sometimes hard at the beginning when I was feeling so sick I could barely swallow anything. It’s quite expensive, too.

Who is Efanatal best for?

Pregnant and breastfeeding mums who aren’t fish-aholics.


MadeForMums verdict

Efanatal gives pregnant and breastfeeding mums reassurance if they’re worried their diet doesn’t contain enough fatty acids, but it doesn’t give you all the nutrients you need during pregnancy.

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