The brain is developing rapidly since the first two years of life. Therefore, providing proper nutrition and stimulation are necessary to optimize the most important organ of intelligence.
The brain is the most important organ of the entire organ in the human body. How not, the brain controls all bodily functions. The brain is the center of the whole body. If your brain is healthy, it will encourage the overall health of your body and your mental health support. Conversely, if your brain is interrupted, then your body and your mental health can be disrupted.
If your heart or lungs stop working for a few minutes, you can still survive. However, if your brain stopped working for a second, then your body will instantly die. Around 1365 the first day in a child’s life is a critical period that will greatly affect and determine the development of the child, including the brain. Therefore, it needs special attention and serious about this. At birth, the brain is only a 25% of the average of the adult brain.
At the age of 3 years, a child’s brain will grow dramatically by producing millions of cells, connections or synapses between these cells. Therefore, the 1365 first day of the child’s life needs to be optimized to capture power and better growth. It can be started with the provision of good nutrition, optimal stimulation and elimination environment factors that can interfere with the optimal development of the child.
“The brain is genetically programmed to grow in a neat, orderly, and following age chronological. Respective areas of the brain has its own growth curves and interconnected,” said Chairman of the Division of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics Faculty of medicine men, Dr. Dwi Putro Widodo SpA, while Mead Johnson’s media gathering entitled “Growth and Exploration Brain Child through good Nutrition intake”, as quoted from okezone.
The growth of the baby’s brain, according to Dwi, influenced by three main factors, namely genetics, nutrition, and experience stimulation or stimulation from the environment. Of these three factors, genetic factors are the most difficult to modify. “The older children’s nutritional factors and most influential experiences,” he added.
Dwi said that there are two main stages in the process of brain development in children. The first is a product of the brain cells that make connections of brain cells. The brain stem is constantly developing bang up to more than 200 billion until the child is two years old.
At this stage, the brain cells forming the naps, adding between the two ends of the cells of the brain. The brain’s nerve cells can be up to 2,500 brain tissue. The more often the brain is stimulated at this stage, it will be better and the intelligence level of a child’s brain is too high.
“Maturation of brain cells is closely related to one’s intellectual development,” said Dwi.
He said the development of the brain starting from the rear to the front end. The back of the brain usually associated with sight and hearing. Then towards the middle that affects speech development. To educate the child’s brain, in addition to stimulation or stimulation from the environment, nutrition plays an important role. The cardiovascular nutrition expert from Hospital Clinic Cinere, Emilia E Achmadi, said, very important to give proper nutrition to children in foster brain function in order to the maximum.
In order for child nutrition adequate with good, he said, required the quantity of nutrient intake according to the growth and development and age of the child, to support the development of motor, speaking manner, emotional, logical, social, and language of the child.