Maternal DHA supplementation helps infant’s problem solving

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. Maternal intake of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in the US and Canada is generally far below the currently recommend amount of 300 mg/day. This could have serious implications for the... Read more »

Benefits/risks of maternal seafood consumption

Fish and Pregnancy BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Fish is an important source of nutrients required for infant brain development with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) being especially beneficial. Women are therefore encouraged to increase their fish... Read more »

Fatty acid profile affects birth weight

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. Infants born with low birth weight and those who are small for their gestational age (SGA) are at increased risk for being sickly and even dying as infants. Long-term... Read more »

DHA improves visual acuity in term infants

Fish Oil Contains DHA VANCOUVER, CANADA. There is substantial evidence that an adequate maternal intake of the long-chain, unsaturated fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is essential to ensure normal development of an... Read more »

Docosahexaenoic acid helps brain development

MILAN, ITALY. Researchers at the University of Milan report that infants whose formula contains long- chain polyunsaturated fatty acids [especially Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)] have better brain development than children who do not... Read more »

Infants need long-chain omega-3 fatty acids

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. It is well-established that human infants require an adequate supply of omega-3 and omega-6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids for optimal growth and neural development. There is evidence that the... Read more »

Docosahexaenoic acid fortifies breast milk

HOUSTON, TEXAS. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an important component of brain cell membranes; a deficiency during infancy has been linked to poorer brain development and a decline in visual acuity. DHA occurs... Read more »

Formula-fed infants need DHA

TORONTO, CANADA. A team of researchers from Canada, Britain, and the USA emphasize the importance of ensuring that newborn infants get sufficient docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in order to ensure optimal neural and... Read more »

Maternal milk and DHA supplementation

MUNICH, GERMANY. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is vital for the proper development of an infant’s brain and retina. DHA must be supplied through mother’s milk or infant formula as the infant itself is... Read more »

DHA declines during breast-feeding

DHA is an Omega-3 Fatty Acid MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid and main component of fish oil, is an extremely important nutrient in the development of the... Read more »