DHA (the acronym for docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fat that supports the normal physical development of the brain and eyes. In fact, this is an important building block of your baby’s brain and eyes, representing about 97% and 93%, respectively, of all the omega-3 fatty acids found there.
The first year of life is a critical time for your baby’s brain and eye development. Breastfed babies get DHA through their mother’s milk if she includes DHA-rich foods, such as salmon, in her diet. If you are formula-feeding your baby, look for a DHA-enriched formula, such as Similac® Advance®.