Nutrients pass through your baby's small intestine more slowly than they do through yours, helping to ensure proper absorption and digestion. The intestine is designed for absorption, but because of that it's vulnerable to penetration by antibodies. Breast milk contains many different factors that offer protective benefits and stimulate an infant's intestinal surface to mature.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in breast milk that's essential for proper functioning of the nerve cells of the brain. In the US, infant formula has been supplemented with DHA since 2001.
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