Breast Milk Sensor
Breast Milk SensorThe right nutrients for your baby
- Omega 3 in breast milk is important for the development of your child
- Omega-3 deficiency during development can lead to an up to 6 point lower IQ score
- Omega-3 deficiency leads to slower eye development
- Supplementation and right nutrition can elevate Omega-3 levels
- Analysis of Omega-3 content in breast milk
- The right Omega-3 amount for your baby
The role of breast milk in your baby's development
During the first six months of life, your baby is completely dependent on a carefully balanced mix of nutrients in the breast milk. It contains everything your baby needs in either perfect, or close to perfect amounts to ensure fast development of your baby’s body and brain.
However, a number of environmental factors influence the amount of the essential Omega 3 fatty acids in the mother’s milk and numerous scientific studies have shown, that this can have a negative effect on the development of the child. This important building block is required to build new cell membranes in cells of all tissues of the body and especially in the development of neurons/brain cells of the brain. If the supply of Omega 3 fatty acids is too low during the time the brain develops and needs to build new brain cells, the overall development can be slowed and result in a generally lower intelligence quotient (IQ), lower Omega 3 content in red blood cells, impaired vision development and slower cognitive development. Even if the amount of Omega 3 is increased at later stages of life, the effects of slower development during the early stages of life will remain.
This is why it is especially important for parents to ensure that the baby gets all of the necessary nutrients from the mother’s milk during the time of breastfeeding. Testing mother’s milk for Omega 3 content is an advanced and reliable way of determining the Omega 3 concentration and allows the mother to increase the amount of Omega 3 fatty acids through the use of nutritional supplements if necessary.
Omega-3 and DevelopmentOmega-3 fatty acids have a number of roles in the development of your child:
Building new cell membranes
Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential building block for cell membranes. During the first 6 months of life your baby will only get Omega 3 from the mother’s milk and it needs enough to build about 2.000.000.000.000 new cells.
Brain Development and IQ
Especially brain cells require a lot of Omega-3 fatty acids to form. Only during the first 2 years of life new brain cells are formed in various regions of the brain (cerebellum, olfactory bulb, prefrontal cortex, and hippocampus). After the age of 2 the new formation stops and any development that was delayed during these 2 years can never be made up for later in life. Scientific studies have shown that Babies fed with high Omega-3 milk can have up to 6 IQ points more.
Omega-3 also plays an important role in the development of the eyes. Studies have shown, that children with a higher Omega-3 content in their blood develop clearness of vision faster than babies with low Omega-3 content.
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Breast Milk Sensor