Access to and appropriate use of good-quality prenatal care results in healthier babies. Another important component of prenatal care is education. ◦ Education can increase the mother’s knowledge
Nearly all health officials agree that breast milk provides the best form of nutrition for most infants. Colostrum – A thick, yellowish substance in breast mild containing important antibodies. Babies who are breastfed are at a lower risk for a variety of conditions.
Synaptogenesis ◦ One form of neuron maturation in which dendrites and axons branch out to form connections with neurons. Myelination ◦ A form of neuron maturation in which the fatty insulation grows around the axons. Programmed cell death ◦ Process by which many neurons die during periods of migration and heavy synaptogensis.