A time to grow.
Everything has a growing season. For a baby’s brain, it’s the first three years of life. By age three, brain growth will be 85% complete. A baby’s brain contains Omega-3 fat and most of that fat is DHA, a brain-nourishing nutrient. Because his brain will never grow this fast again, DHA is important for your child early in life.
How babies get the DHA that supports this early growth.
Your baby gets DHA from the foods you eat while pregnant - as well as from your breast milk if you breast feed. But the amount of DHA your baby gets depends on how much is in your diet. To increase the amount of DHA your baby gets, try adding more fatty fish to your diet such as salmon or Atlantic mackerel or eating foods like DHA-enriched eggs. You might also talk to your doctor about a DHA supplement.
If you’re using formula, consider DHA-enriched nutrition.
DHA is a key building block of your baby’s developing brain -- and DHA-enriched infant formulas are an easy way to give your baby DHA. In fact, 9 out of 10 doctors who would feed infant formula to their own children would use a DHA-enriched formula.
Enfamil A+ is the #1 pediatrician-recommended formula brand and also has a clinically proven level of brain-nourishing DHA.
“Mothers need to be aware of the importance of including DHA in their diet during pregnancy and following birth, ensuring their infants are getting this important nutrient through breast milk. If a woman is not breastfeeding her baby, she should choose an infant formula that contains DHA.”
– Dr. Peter Nieman, Alberta pediatrician