Dietary PUFA for preterm and term infants: review of clinical studies.

@article{Fleith2005DietaryPF,
  title={Dietary PUFA for preterm and term infants: review of clinical studies.},
  author={Mathilde Fleith and Michael Tom Clandinin},
  journal={Critical reviews in food science and nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={205-29}
}
Human milk contains n-3 and n-6 LCPUFA (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids), which are absent from many infant formulas. During neonatal life, there is a rapid accretion of AA (arachidonic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in infant brain, DHA in retina and of AA in the whole body. The DHA status of breast-fed infants is higher than that of formula-fed infants when formulas do not contain LCPUFA. Studies report that visual acuity of breast-fed infants is better than that of formula-fed… CONTINUE READING