Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 19th, 2006
Study 1: Mothers of preterm babies have a higher percentage of arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids in their early breast milk.
According to recent research from Hungary, "It has been much debated whether fatty acid composition of human milk differs after preterm as compared to full-term delivery. Human milk samples were obtained from mothers of preterm (n=8, gestational age: 28.0 [4.2] weeks, birth weight: 1,235  g, median [interquartile range]) and full-term (n=10, gestational age: 38.5 [2.7] weeks, birth weight: 3375  g) infants every day during...
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