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Early Child Nutrition

The omega-3 fatty acid “DHA” is a fundamental nutrient for children’s growth and development, it is found in breastmilk. Current research showed that the first 1000 days of life (from conception up to two years of life) are crucial for the prevention of adulthood diseases. Let's take a look in a childs nutritional timeline:

The first months
Your baby receives exclusively breast milk. Breastmilk represents the gold standard for infant feeding, as recognized by the WHO; it contains everything your baby needs, including DHA, dependent on mothers intake.




6 months+
The solid food phase: gradually you can start introducing a variety of ingredients. We like to keep in mind: “the baby was used to the texture and taste of breastmilk, so start with similar ingredients such as cooked sweet apples and potatoes.

While the breastmilk intake diminishes, the baby becomes totally dependent on the omega-3 content of his diet. Supplementation might be a good complement.

Key Roles of omega-3

Omega-3’s have a key role in children’s growth and development, with special implications in:
  • the central nervous system, showing improvements in cognitive function;
  • visual development; necessary until eat least 1 year;
  • cardiovascular health, improving blood pressure; and
  • the immune system, protecting the child against allergies in early childhood.
Therefore, an adequate intake of these fatty acids should be ensured from pregnancy, lactation and during childhood, and supplementation with omega-3 should be considered when dietary intake is not enough.




What about vitamin D?

Babies, toddlers and even older children need extra vitamin D. Because the building of bones and teeth takes place at a much faster pace than after that time. Sufficient vitamin D is necessary for bone growth and development and important for strong teeth.

The Health Council recommends in addition to the normal diet, to take 10 micrograms of extra vitamin D daily throughout the year, for the following children:
  • All children from 0-4 years
  • Children from 4 years and adults who do not go outside sufficiently
  • Children from 4 years (and adults) with dark skin


Synergy of omega-3 and vitamin D3


One plus one may equal more than two!

Many studies have shown a synergistic effect of omega-3 and vitamin D, having positive outcomes on cognition and behaviour.

For those who want to understand it in detail: It can be explained in part by their effects on the serotonin system: vitamin D regulates serotonin ( “mood enhancing hormone”) production, and omega-3 influences serotonin release in the body.

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