DHA is important for infants and toddlers as they build their brains
Fish, seafood and eggs are important for brain growth in infants and toddlers-
Dr. Susan Carlson is the AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition and associate dean for research in the School of Health Professions at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.
Brains are actively growing during the first and second years of life. They need DHA and iron to support that growth. Imagine a child who's seeing a clear picture instead of a blurry one. Dr. Susan Carlson, who helped establish the guidelines for docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in infants and pregnant women. recently spoke about DHA's role in a baby's life for the webinar series: Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days, which extends from the time of conception until a toddler turns two. In a series of videos for Nutrition4Kids, she turns her attention to breastmilk as an important source of DHA for babies and here for toddlers as well. Others discuss why DHA is so important, the best sources for DHA, and DHA in breastmilk.
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