Like many scientific advances, nutritional science has also evolved. But DHA is not as new as you think. DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is a type of omega-3 fatty acid.

HOW LONG HAS DHA BEEN STUDIED?
AND IS IT SAFE?

HOW LONG HAS DHA BEEN STUDIED?
AND IS IT SAFE?

DHA has been studied for many years as a beneficial nutrient for children and adults. Formulas that have DHA have been clinically studied for over 20 years. DHA has been found to support early brain development. Since rapid brain growth continues until the age of 3, this brain-nourishing nutrient is also included in toddlers' drinks designed to provide key nutrients for brain growth.

DHA is an important building block for brain and eye development

DHA for brain & eye development

DHA is an important building block for brain and eye development

If your child is between 12-24 months, FAO/WHO recommends daily dietary DHA intake of 10-12mg/kg body weight for children of this age^.

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IS YOUR CHILD GETTING SUFFICIENT DHA?

While this important nutrient can be obtained from natural food sources, they may not be foods most toddlers eat regularly, such as Atlantic mackerel and salmon. Flaxseed and walnuts are rich sources of omega-3, but your child's body needs to digest and then convert into DHA. In addition, during this converson process, very little ends up as DHA.

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS FOR BRAIN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

DHA is a vital fatty acid in the brain and it is a primary structural component of brain tissue, which plays a role in effective communication between brain cells. DHA is one of the nutrients that are building blocks of the brain; it helps build the brain and keep brain cells flexible. DHA is essential for brain growth and development, as well as brain function. DHA together with other nutrients such as Vitamin B, Iron, Zinc and Iodine help support your child’s overall development in key development areas, such as cognitive, motor, emotional and communication skills. These key development areas help contribute to your child’s overall continuous learning.

HOW CAN I GIVE MY CHILD A HEADSTART WITH DHA?

The early years of life is the golden period to build a strong foundation for learning. This is the period when your child's brain grows and develops rapidly, together with other areas with their development.

Enfagrow A+ with 360 DHA Plus is a scientifically formulated blend of DHA, Wellmune® Beta-Glucan, Dietary fiber (PDX) and Prebiotic (GOS) which are important for your child's overall mental and physical development.

With more than 100 years of experience in pediatric nutrition including DHA and early mental development, Mead Johnson Nutrition has formulated Enfagrow A+ the World's No. 1 Children Nutrition Formula Brand*.

DHA formulated milk

HOW CAN I GIVE MY CHILD A HEADSTART WITH DHA?

The early years of life is the golden period to build a strong foundation for learning. This is the period when your child's brain grows and develops rapidly, together with other areas with their development.

Enfagrow A+ with 360 DHA Plus is a scientifically formulated blend of DHA, Wellmune® Beta-Glucan, Dietary fiber (PDX) and Prebiotic (GOS) which are important for your child's overall mental and physical development.

With more than 100 years of experience in pediatric nutrition including DHA and early mental development, Mead Johnson Nutrition has formulated Enfagrow A+ - the World's No. 1 Children Nutrition Formula Brand*.

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References:
^ FAO 2010, Fats and fatty acids in human nutrition. Report of an expert consultation. FAO Food and Nutrition Paper no.91.FAO: Rome.
+ USDA Food Composition Databases. https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172322/nutrients Accessed on April 2019.
* Mead Johnson Nutrition Company’s claim is based in part on Value Sales data reported by Nielsen for the Children Nutrition Milk Formula category across measured off-premise retail channels in 27 countries for the 12 months ending June 2017.
Kuratko CN, Barrett EC, Nelson EB, Salem N Jr.The relationship of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) with learning and behavior in health children: a review. Nutrients. 2013;5:2777-810.