DHA for kids
DHA isn’t just a fee-good nutrient for grown-ups. It is critical for brain and vision development in babies and children, too. Babies born to moms who consume ample DHA during their pregnancies and while breast-feeding score higher on IQ tests later in life and have better hand-eye coordination and better vision compared to babies who didn’t get enough of this critical nutrient. Those brain benefits last a lifetime.
Mothers who choose to breast-feed must make sure to get enough DHA in their diets. For mothers who don’t breast-feed, it is critical that they give their babies formulas fortified with DHA, such as Enfamil Lipil, Similac Advance, Parent’s Choice Organic or Earth’s Best with DHA.