Fatty acid composition of human milk in Italy.

  title={Fatty acid composition of human milk in Italy.},
  author={Giandomenico Serra and A. Marletta and Wanda Bonacci and Francesco Campone and Ivano Bertini and P. Lanti{\'e}ri and Domenico Risso and S. Ciangherotti},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  volume={72 1},
The fatty acid composition of breast milk from 20 Italian women, delivering at term and on ad libitum diets, was analyzed with high-resolution gas chromatography. Milk samples were collected twice a day, on the 1st, 4th, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th day after colostrum appearance. No significant differences were detected between the two daily samples. During the maturation process a significant reduction in long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids of the n-6 series (p = 0.002) and n-3 series (p = 0… CONTINUE READING