DHA and ARA in Baby Formula: Benefits for Infant Development

DHA and ARA in Baby Formula: Benefits for Infant Development

When it comes to choosing the best nutrition for your baby, it's essential to understand the role of specific ingredients in promoting a healthy growth and development. DHA & ARA are two components which are commonly found in baby formula. 

Let’s learn what they are and how they contribute to your baby’s development:

What is DHA?

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty that supports the normal physical development of the brain, eyes and nervous system. 

What is ARA?

ARA (arachidonic acid) is an essential fatty acid, which is critical for infant growth, brain development and health. 

Both DHA & ARA are naturally found in breast milk and are added to infant formulas in order to provide similar benefits to breastmilk. 

What are the benefits of DHA and ARA for your baby?  

Sources: Beurkens (2018), Bhagwani (2018),  Hadley et al. (2016)

What you should remember 

When choosing a baby formula, it is always recommended to consult with your pediatrician or healthcare professional for personalized guidance. They can provide valuable insights and address any specific concerns you may have regarding your baby's nutrition.

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