During pregnancy a mother’s reserves of DHA are used to assist with brain development in the foetus, particularly in the third trimester, leaving them depleted.
Did you know?
- 70% of your baby’s brain cells will be created inside the womb so maternal nutrition is very important. The long chain Omega-3 oils found in oil-rich fish are vital for human biological functions, particularly brain development.
- Before weaning, breast-milk is a growing baby’s only source of the fatty acid Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) needed to complete building brain cells. Experts estimate that eating more seafood could help increase the level of DHA in breast-milk.