The Learning Lead - Volume 1 2022: Can Early Life Nutrition Influence Myelination and Cognitive Outcomes in Healthy Infants?

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Early life is an important foundational period to establish the basis for lifetime brain function. Brain development is at its fastest during this period with >1 million new connections forming every second. Myelination is a vital process supporting brain connectivity and has been positively associated with cognitive ability.1,2 Studies have shown that myelination and cognition may be impacted by early life nutrition and that breastfeeding provides infants with the best outcomes.3


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