Now infant formula are equipped with various fatty acids. But researchers revealed in these fatty acids did not provide significant benefits to enhance the ability of the infant brain.
The review of several studies indicate that infant formulas supplemented with fatty acids are made to imitate breast milk does not increase significantly the ability of the infant brain compared with formula without extra fatty acids.
Researchers reveal the results of these fatty acids does not necessarily mean the formula is not useful. But these fatty acids did not give prominence to the language and thinking abilities of children than with children who are breast-feeding.
The study, published in the journal Pediatrics showed that babies raised on breast milk tend to have higher scores on tests of mental development compared with formula-fed children.
Infant formula is usually derived from cow’s milk enriched with fatty acids and other nutrients. Formulas are equipped with two fatty acids, namely docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA). (more…)