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Chia oil consumption increases DHA content of breast milk

Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by wayne

A study conducted in 2015 showed that consumption of 16 mL of chia oil from the third trimester of pregnancy through the first six months of nursing increased the ALA content of breast milk while reducing the LA content. Additionally, DHA content increased during the first three months of nursing. Given the fact that DHA is fundamental for brain and visual function in humans, this study would suggest that consuming chia, chia oil in particular, can lead to healthier babies.

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