• AAP: Nutrition in first 1,000 days key to proper brain development

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg
    Nutrition plays a crucial role in the neurodevelopment of children between conception and age 2; however, more assistance is needed for families regarding breast-feeding and dietary support, according to a policy statement issued by the AAP Committee on Nutrition.
    “The downside [to not receiving proper nutrition within the first 1,000 days of life] is loss of cognitive or behavioral development as a result of failure of some neurologic pathways to develop normally,” Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD, director of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and
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