The Importance of Omega-3 during Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Infancy

Adequate Omega-3 and Vitamin D are part of the nutrient base that is essential for full fetal and infant development. Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent premature deliveries and can also improve baby’s intelligence.

beautiful mother feeding her newborn with breast

beautiful mother feeding her newborn with breast

Due to the fact that our bodies cannot make Omega-3, but it is an essential nutrient, it is imperative that a mother’s diet is rich in properly balanced Omega-3. DHA is necessary for the development of the central nervous system of the fetus. It is especially vital during the last 3 months of pregnancy and the first three months after birth.  A mom having adequate levels of Omega-3 and Vitamin D during pregnancy to pass on to their infant is an important factor in their developing a mature central nervous system which controls both the brain and cardiovascular function. DHA is also necessary for development of cognitive ability and vision.  Recently published articles suggest that SIDS and autism may be related to nutritional deficiencies of Omega-3 and/or Vitamin D. Over 80% of children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD are deficient in Omega-3.

The US Food and Drug Administration advises pregnant women against eating too much fish weekly due to the risk of toxicity, whereas nutritional scientists are saying that women need more fish in their diet in order to get adequate amounts of Omega-3 for fetal brain development.

The controversy continues…

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