DHA omega-3 is important for brain, eye, and nervous system development in babies. Infants’ brains undergo major growth during pregnancy and throughout the first two years of life, and during these times, they will have the greatest need for DHA.
AA omega-6 is also important to support brain development. It is also a precursor to a group of hormone-like substances called eicosanoids that play a role in immunity, blood clotting and other vital functions in the body.
There is a large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages, from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of the omegas in the diet, yet many mothers are only just learning about their vital role during pregnancy, breastfeeding and infancy. This website aims to answer all your questions, whether you are a new mum, about to become a mum, or are a medical professional working in perinatal care.
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