The development of your baby’s brain is a very long and complicated process – even though it starts before they’re born, it will carry on developing well into their teenage years.
Their brain grows a lot during pregnancy and their first year of life, and by the time your baby is born, their brain is already a quarter of its adult size. This is quite impressive when you think about it – compare that to their arms or legs and imagine if they were a quarter of their adult size, imagine how funny they’d look
Also , at birth , an infant’s visual system is immature . Maturation of the visual system is reliant on stimulation and appropriate dietary intake.
Of course, good nutrition is essential for your baby’s brain development, especially during the first 2 years – can you believe that when your baby is first born, their brain uses 70% of their total energy intake? Fat is an important source of essential fatty acids and some fats also provide long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs for short) that are important in brain, eye and nervous tissue development.
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