What you should know about DHA.
Since many women don’t consume the amount of DHA recommended by many experts through diet alone, prescription prenatal vitamins with DHA help ensure daily DHA intake is at least 200 mg during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.1,2
Key for you and your baby.
- DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is a key omega-3 fatty acid that helps with the development of baby’s brain and eyes.1-3 Because developing infants cannot efficiently produce their own DHA, they must obtain DHA through the mom’s placenta during pregnancy and from an outside source, such as breast milk, after birth4
- Some studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA, may offer added benefits including supporting a healthy duration of gestation and birth weight of baby2,5; however, more research is still needed
Prescription prenatal vitamins with DHA.
- Moms continuously lose their DHA stores during pregnancy, and even 6 months after delivery they may not have recovered their DHA deficit6
DHA and breastfeeding.
- Several products in the Nexa® Family of Vitamins provide a convenient source of DHA, which is similar to the DHA found in human breast milk7