Your baby needs omega-3 DHA for optimal brain and neurological development.
Did you know that approximately 70% of the total number of brain cells meant to last a person’s lifetime form BEFORE BIRTH and that the amount of DHA available during this time has been closely linked to INTELLIGENCE and COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE in infancy and childhood?
Additionally, omega-3 DHA is essential for the development your baby’s central nervous system, retina of the eye and to support memory and cognitive function after birth. DHA levels also correlate with improved birth weight and length.
However, a healthy diet or omega-3 supplements may not be enough to meet the needs of your baby’s growing brain and body. Sometimes even the healthiest mothers may have low levels of omega-3 DHA due to either low intake or gastrointestinal malabsorption.
Your baby needs omega-3 DHA from you to develop during pregnancy
During pregnancy, you are your baby’s only source of omega-3 DHA but your body cannot produce this critical element for healthy development. It can only be acquired from diet and pregnant moms may not be consuming enough DHA-rich foods such as fish, fish oil supplements, selected vegetable oils like flaxseed, canola and soybean.
Omega-3 DHA is just as important after birth
Even after birth, your baby will be dependent on your omega-3 DHA intake for growth and development if you breastfeed. During this time, synaptic connections in the brain are made at a furious rate and both you and baby will need additional intake of DHA.
It is also important for you
Additionally, many studies suggest that omega-3s may provide some benefits in a wide range of diseases: cancer, asthma, depression, cardiovascular disease, ADHD, and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Elevated DHA-levels are also linked to a reduced likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive abnormalities.
Test to know
With MyOmega and MyMilk, you can now perform simple tests in the privacy of your home and give your baby the chance for optimal development. Give yourself the peace of mind.
You will receive a detailed report and based on the findings of these tests, you can alter your diet or supplement intake if necessary to ensure that your baby receives a sufficient DHA intake for optimal development.