My 3-month-old baby: full of discoveries
By month three, your newborn will probably begin developing a personality all his own. He also might be reaching for objects, smiling spontaneously, and turning in the direction of your voice. Now might be a good time to familiarize him with new toys, textures, and people.
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How nutrition helps your baby's brain develop
Good nutrition, including appropriate amounts of both macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, and protein) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), is important for your baby's overall development, including brain development. These nutrients help provide cell membrane structure, regulate metabolism, and supply energy. For example, most cells in the body, especially those in the brain, use the carbohydrate glucose as the primary source of energy. Glucose can be derived from carbohydrates, lipids and/or proteins. Here's a brief description of how these nutrients work.
Breast milk is the best way to supply your baby with these vital nutrients. If you choose to formula feed, Similac® Advance® provides complete nutrition for your baby's first year and supports his brain and eye development.
Source: Infant Nutrition and Feeding: A Guide for Use in the WIC and CSF Programs
Helping your 3-month-old baby engage with his world
You might not realize it, but your 3-month-old baby is becoming aware of his surroundings. Help familiarize your baby this month in simple ways:
Hand fascination at 3 months old
3-month-old baby developmental milestones
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