Nutrient requirements increase dramatically during periods of growth and development such as pregnancy and lactation. DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is important during pre-gnancy and lactation because it is the major omega-3 (n–3) fatty acid needed for fetal brain and eye development.
Reduced concentrations of DHA have also been linked to post-partum depression. International guidelines recommend an intake of at least 200mg of DHA during pregnancy and lactation.
Intake of DHA during pregnancy
METABOLIC AND CLINICAL FEATURES
- Improves the neurological state of the baby at birth (DHA omega-3 fatty acids)
Intake of DHA during breastfeeding
- Improves Intelligence Quotient of the children at 4 years of age (DHA Omega-3 fatty acids)
- Improves visual acuity of the children (DHA Omega-3 fatty acids)
Protection of fatty acids from lipoperoxidation
- (Vitamin E)
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