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Building your baby's brain: They may inherit good 'material' but what makes or breaks the quality?

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Your child's brain needs lots of energy and nutrients to develop. Fats are needed to surround the nerve cells to protect your baby.
Your child's brain needs lots of energy and nutrients to develop. Fats are needed to surround the nerve cells to protect your baby.

Developing the brain is similar to building a house, explains Dr Melodie de Jager, author of Play Learn Grow. The house comes with a plan: the genes your baby inherits that provide the initial connections in the brain and a map of how the brain should develop.

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