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What are the effects of maternal dietary intake of n-3 fatty acids from seafood on breast milk composition and health outcomes in infants? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

Moderate evidence indicates that increased maternal dietary intake of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), in particular docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from at least two servings of seafood per week, during pregnancy and lactation is associated with increased DHA levels in breast milk and improved infant health outcomes, such as visual acuity and cognitive development.

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Moderate
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What are the effects of maternal dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids on breast milk composition and infant health outcomes?

Research Recommendations

Investigate high vs. low DHA-consuming mothers and infants and the long-term effects on intelligence and other cognitive outcomes.

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Maternal n-3 long-chain PUFA