Lipids are energetic nutrients commonly called “fats” as they are made of “fatty acids”. They are the main energetic reserve of your baby’s body up to the age of 3. Lipids help the development of your baby’s nervous system, brain and retina.
Lipids help produce energy and heat. They also play a major role in the brain and retina development. The infant’s organism is unable to produce essential fatty acids so it gets them from his diet. Breast milk is rich in fats, especially the two essential fatty acids: linoleic acid (omega 6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3).