As you well know, salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acid content, which is important during early childhood development during the growth and development. In addition to good growth of the baby's brain and eye, omega 3 also can maintain healthy blood vessels, heart and immune system.
This is why pregnant women are often encouraged to eat several servings of fish rich in marine omega-3 content of the week.
However, very few people know about the effect of fish oil intake during pregnancy on the content of omega-3 fatty acids in breast milk (ASI) and the immune substance, which is transmitted from mother to infant during breastfeeding.
To determine the effect of consumption of omega-3 fatty acids in human milk, researchers conducted a study of dietary intervention, in which pregnant women were randomly assigned to eat according to normal practice, and other high intake of salmon.
The researchers found that mothers who ate salmon during the final trimester of pregnancy had an increase in the proportion of omega-3 fatty acids in breast milk during the first month after birth, but also lower levels of secretory immunoglobulin-A (Siga) - important antibodies found in breast milk serve to protect the baby against infection.
Pregnant women in Britain today are advised to eat one or two portions of oily fish a week, and limit consumption of tuna and avoid eating swordfish and mackerel. It is intended to balance the intake of omega-3 level, while also restricting foods that may contain high levels of mercury, the researchers said, Parveen Yaqoob, Professor of Physiology of Nutrition at the University of Reading.