MFGM is layers of lipids and proteins that surround breast milk fat droplets. This component supports cognitive development. The Bayley Scale of Infant Development (BSID) measures progress in cognitive, motor, communication and social skills. In a recent study, a formula that had MFGM was shown to narrow the gap in cognitive development between breastfed and formula-fed infants at 1-year old.
Lactoferrin is a component found in colostrum and also in mature breast milk. This specialized protein helps support the immune system and intestinal development. How does it work? Recent clinical studies support the role of Lactoferrin as a multi-tasking protein that helps support the immune system and is also associated with respiratory health.
The DHA in a mother's prenatal diet supports her baby's brain as it grows and is very important for brain structure and function after the baby is born. It is a building block of the eyes and nervous system, too. And in a clinical study, it was also shown to support learning ability through age 5.