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Palmitic acid is a common saturated fatty acids found in breast milk, and an important energy source for a rapidly growing infant.
Billions of neurons and connections in the developing brain drive how we think, feel, and act, enabling us to function and learn. These connections not only have to be fast but also efficient.
Previous studies have shown both the differences in myelination between exclusively breastfed and exclusively formula-fed infants.
Specific breast milk nutrients may work together to influence cognitive abilities of 6-month-old infants
DHA status shown to be positively associated with school age children’s cognitive performance
Findings on how DHA, choline, and lutein intakes are associated with cognitive performance in school age children
The association between brain development and nutrition has been gaining attention due to emerging evidence on the detrimental effect of nutritional deficiencies on cognitive functioning in infants.