Are you taking a daily prenatal vitamin with DHA omega-3? If not, ask your health care provider what they recommend as a new Cochrane review released this week points to the benefit of omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy to reduce nearly half of early preterm births and significantly reduce preterm birth.
If you are an expecting mother, can what you eat today improve the health of your child 5 years into the future? New research suggests that it can. A recently-published study suggests that raising omega-3 DHA levels during pregnancy can positively influence the body composition of children at age 5. Improving nutrient status during pregnancy may have a lasting impact on the future health of a child.
Breastfeeding is the most perfect, natural food for a baby. It provides nutrition from proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, while containing antibodies that boost the baby’s immune system. Dr. Lauren Crosby shares her top 10 tips for breastfeeding.
Just as peanut butter and jelly go together, there are two fats that should always be found together to help support the growth and development of infants – DHA omega-3 and ARA omega-6.
The number of overweight and obese children has increased to greater than 42 million globally; these children live in increasingly low and middle income countries and are very likely to grow into obese adults.
Rome was not built in a day. Nor of course is a healthy human baby.
These nutrients are the keys to unlocking a healthy pregnancy and your baby’s future health.
The first 1000 days of a child’s development starts from the moment of conception and continues until their second birthday.