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by Whitney Poma •

Omega-3's and Breastfeeding

The demands of pregnancy and lactation cause women's bodies to supply DHA to their growing baby. Without an adequate diet to support DHA intake for both her and her offspring's needs mother can become depleted.  Omega-3 Fatty Acids DHA and EPA found in fishoil are critical for infant brain development through at least two years of age. Infants born to mothers with higher blood levels of DHA at delivery had advanced levels of attention spans, and were 2 months of ahead of babies whose mothers had lower DHA levels.