During the last trimester of pregnancy and the first two years of life, a baby’s brain grows rapidly. A large portion of the brain (more than half of its dry weight) is made up of a fat called Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA. DHA is essential to proper nerve functioning, allowing impulses to be sent from the brain, through the nerves, and to the rest of the body quickly. We must get DHA from food, with the best source for babies being breast milk. Watch this video to better understand the role of DHA in your baby’s development!