The postpartum docosahexaenoic acid status of lactating and nonlactating mothers

Abstract

Results of a cross-sectional study conducted by A1 et al. (1) indicate that the maternal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) levels in plasma phospholipids are lower with each following pregnancy. This suggests that mothers invest DHA in the development of their infants, possibly by mobilization of their own DHA stores. This view is supported by another observation… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02562300

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