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Why might I be experiencing memory loss after childbirth?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Ever heard of mommy brain? Feel that your memory was sharper before kid number one and is gone after number three? There's some nutritional rationale for this, which goes back to the idea that when pregnant, the body preferentially gives our docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) over to the baby to support its brain development. So if we don't replenish, we net at a loss. Since DHA intake doesn't appear to save us in the late stage (once we have dementia or worse, a cognitive disease such as Alzheimer's), what we do know is that we have to restock our stores all along the way.
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