New recommendations by international experts state that infant formula should include DHA omega-3 and AA omega-6 to guarantee a correct eye and brain development.
These recommendations were developed by a panel of child health experts from 11 countries. They have been endorsed by organizations such as The World Association of Perinatal Medicine, Child Health Foundation and the Early Nutrition Foundation.
They emphasized that breastfeeding is the preferred method of feeding. However, in cases where the mother is unable or chooses not to breastfeed, they argued that many research studies have highlighted the importance of DHA omega-3 and AA omega-6 in infant development.
* Eurekalert March 26, 2008