Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, and retina. In physiological literature, it is given the name 22:6(n-3). It can be synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid or obtained directly from maternal milk (breast milk), fish oil, or algae oil.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) has been proven to be very beneficial to the brain and eye development of an unborn child.
DHA is associated with better attention spans in babies up to six months of age, better visual learning at one year and 18 months of age and as well as improved language skills.
In addition, connected to higher IQ scores in children up to 4 years of age, good sleep patterns, reduced allegories, increased birth weight, and a lower chance of premature delivery. It also helps the fetus, and helps the mother by decreasing her risk of postpartum depression.