Many factors can influence your Child’s Brain Development and nutrition is one of the key factors. For improved brain development, start early – include nutrient-rich food, vitamins and minerals supplements in your diet.

Did you know – your child’s brain begins forming in prenatal stage? Child’s Brain Development starts early i.e. just three weeks after conception. But in many ways, brain development is a lifelong journey. Brain development, in fact, begins with the formation and closure of the neural tube. Many factors can influence foetal brain development like genetics and stimulants, however, nutrition is one of the key factors.

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Child's Brain Development

When does your Child’s Brain Development start?

By the time you have found out you have conceived and have watched the tiny pole in the 3rd-week ultrasound scan, your child’s brain development has already started. Did you know during the foetal stage, the brain adds around 2.5 Lakh neurons or brain cells, every minute?

During the second trimester, the sensory organs and nerves begin to develop. By the 5th month, the baby can start to feel and by the 3rd trimester the brain forms learning abilities and begins to make memories.

Child's Brain Development when you are pregnant

As an expectant mother, what can you do to improve your Child’s Brain Development in the womb?

A mom is a baby’s best friend, protector, and caregiver. As a mom, you always want the best for your baby. What you feed your body will feed your child. You only want the best, so choose the best.

Providing right Nutrition for Child’s Brain Development

Right nutrition during pregnancy will help in an improved brain growth of your child. While you need a balanced nutrient-rich diet, there are some nutrients that are specially needed for your Child’s Brain Development.

DHA: Docosahexaenoic acid or DHA is a major structural fat found in the brain. Foods like fish, egg, banana are good dietary sources of DHA. However, baby’s DHA is prone to oxidation and needs protection against damage.

DHA for Child's Brain Development

Natural Vitamin E: Natural Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant that prevents DHA from any oxidative damage. This intact DHA helps in child’s brain development. Almonds, spinach, avocado, sweet potato, fish are good dietary sources of Natural Vitamin E.

Nutrition for Child's Brain Development

While it’s important to meet the Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy through a nutrient-rich diet, you can also use vitamins and minerals supplements in your diet. SimMom IQ is one of the supplements that a mom can take. It is a blend of brain nutrients like DHA, Choline Iron Zinc and Iodine that support foetal brain development.

Iron and Folic Acid: Folic acid supplementation is responsible for reducing the risk of your baby having a neural tube defect. While iron helps in maintaining healthy red blood cells and providing oxygen throughout the body.

Child's Brain Development - Brain nutrients

Providing right Stimulant for Child’s Brain Development

Stimulants or infant brain exercises play a vital role in shaping a child’s cognitive skills. Your baby can hear your voice in utero. Those early small talks with your unborn isn’t just relaxing for you as a mom-to-be, it soothes the baby too. Listen to soothing music, talk to the baby. Research has shown that a baby can identify its mother’s voice but it can’t differentiate between the father’s and a stranger’s voice.

Talk to your child for your Child’s Brain Development

Your child’s brain development can be positively influenced by stimulation and nutrition. Provide the right nutrition to your unborn for an improved brain growth.  A mother is the best person to Feed her IQ and goodness to the baby through stimulants, breastfeeding and infant brain exercises – because all you want for your baby is the best!

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33 Comments on Brain Wonders: How to Improve Child’s Brain Development During Pregnancy #FeedIQ

  1. Kala Ravi
    March 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm (5 months ago)

    Brain foods rich in DHA and other important nutrients consumed by the pregnant or lactating mother help the right development of baby’s brain. One needs to start early to ensure the best environment for the baby’s growth.

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  2. Rashi Mital
    March 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm (5 months ago)

    This is quite an informative post, Tina 🙂 I’m sure expecting mothers like me will gain a lot from this piece. Though it’s my second time there are many things I need to remind myself. Saving the post, Thanks 🙂
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  3. Sabeeka Lambe
    March 22, 2018 at 9:44 pm (5 months ago)

    Pregnancy is the right time to start on helping with your baby’s brain development and you have shared some great practical suggestions..

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  4. Dipika Singh
    March 22, 2018 at 9:47 pm (5 months ago)

    The right food – well balanced with nutrients and minerals and brain stimulating exercises are perfect match for cognitive development of children.

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  5. Disha Mehrotra
    March 22, 2018 at 10:29 pm (5 months ago)

    Understanding the role of Vitamin E and Folic acid is so important. I had to take folic acid supplements throughout my pregnancy. Simmom IQ+ looks like a good supplement to take along with proper diet.

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  6. Akshata
    March 23, 2018 at 7:31 am (5 months ago)

    A very well researched and informative post Tina: feeding IQ to the baby through rifht food and mind exercises is so important for every mom

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  7. Obsessivemom
    March 23, 2018 at 7:56 am (5 months ago)

    It seems like an easy thing to do – eat right, provide the correct stimulation and you have a high IQ baby. And yet we get careless at times, specially when it comes to the mom’s nutrition. Your post makes so much sense – A mom’s health impacts the baby’s. We need to remember that.
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  8. anks
    March 23, 2018 at 1:10 pm (5 months ago)

    Such awesome graphics Tina! I quite agree it is all about the food… the right mix of nutrients and the right quantity.

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  9. upasna
    March 23, 2018 at 3:28 pm (5 months ago)

    Being a pure vegetarian, its challenging to meet nutrition requirements. Thanks for sharing this.

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  10. Alpana Deo
    March 23, 2018 at 4:54 pm (5 months ago)

    Sometimes important things are taken for granted . When it comes to our baby, everything is important. 9 months is not a short time to give our baby a healthy start

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  11. Dr Bushra
    March 23, 2018 at 9:02 pm (5 months ago)

    No doubt Nutrition and learning activities plays important role in baby brain development. Get to learn a lot from your insights

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  12. Chelsae
    March 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm (5 months ago)

    This is such a great article. I feel like so many moms to be don’t know the importance until their baby is already in the world. This is a great read for first time moms to be.

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  13. Tara
    March 24, 2018 at 7:16 pm (5 months ago)

    Thank you for this! I have read that taking vitamins and eating foods with those nutrients were important, but I love your explanation as to why. Great job, Mama!

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  14. Zainab
    March 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm (5 months ago)

    Guess it wasn’t all that silly to talk to my womb when I was expecting.
    Extremely helpfull post.

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  15. Surbhi
    March 25, 2018 at 1:14 am (5 months ago)

    Brain development starts in the womb and never seizes truly. Kids’ brains are making and breaking synapses very quickly. They learn and unlearn very fast. As parent, it’s our duty and responsibility to feed them with right foods that facilitate healthy development of their brain.

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  16. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan
    March 25, 2018 at 4:21 am (5 months ago)

    I did talk heaps to my son while I was carrying him. Eating Vitamin E and C rich meals with DHA is key to brain development of the child

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  17. Geethica
    March 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm (5 months ago)

    Iron and folic acid is essential for baby’s brain development. And correctly said what a mother feels during pregnancy can be equally felt by the child too

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  18. Tara
    March 25, 2018 at 7:33 pm (5 months ago)

    This is quite interesting! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Charu
    March 25, 2018 at 11:01 pm (5 months ago)

    Quite an informative post. I remember my doc advised my omega 3 supplements during pregnancy for similar reasons.

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  20. Kavita Singh
    March 25, 2018 at 11:54 pm (5 months ago)

    True, all moms want what is best for their kid. I am saving this and will share it with my friends who are soon-to-be moms, I am sure it will be an informative read for them.

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  21. Nayantara
    March 26, 2018 at 7:35 am (5 months ago)

    My husband who works in the healthcare sector made sure i had my dha supplements regularly. i am glad i did. right nutrition during pregnancy is really beneficial for optimal growth of the foetus.
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  22. Rashmi
    March 26, 2018 at 9:03 am (5 months ago)

    DHa and iron are important. This was a very informative article.. will share with my expecting n lactating friends

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  23. Dr Bushra
    March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am (5 months ago)

    Indeed the child Brain development is stimulated by Nutrition and baby brain exercises. This post give proper Approach for new parents

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  24. PhenoMenon
    March 26, 2018 at 1:46 pm (5 months ago)

    Very informative indeed. Right food is important for proper brain development and also a good state of mind. Find the happy part of the brain and live in it. It’s good for the child too

    PhenoMenon

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  25. Rohini
    March 26, 2018 at 9:24 pm (5 months ago)

    A very useful and informative post for all new mothers. Sometimes the doctor visits can be overwhelming and such articles read at a leisure will help ladies figure how to manage their pregnancy and the baby’s requirements
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  26. Nameesh
    March 27, 2018 at 11:22 am (5 months ago)

    This sure is a wonderful article that will help people understand more on the factors that help in brain development

    Reply

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