Fatty acids in breast milk, formula may improve child's mental skills

09/20/2011 | WebMD

Girls who received formula supplemented with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids when they were still preterm babies tend to perform better in mental ability tests at age 10 than those who took unsupplemented formula, a study in Pediatrics found. The same effect was not seen in boys. In a separate study published in Pediatrics, researchers found higher mental development at 14 months among breast-fed infants, especially those who were exposed to colostrum with high levels of fatty acids.

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