Table 7.

Fatty Acids in Breast Milk (wt%) 4 Weeks and 3 Months After Birth

Fatty Acids4 Weeks3 Months
Cod Liver Oil
(n = 145)
Corn Oil
(n = 138)
Cod Liver Oil
(n = 122)
Corn Oil
(n = 111)
20:4 n-60.38 (0.07)0.41 (0.07)7-1650.33 (0.06)0.37 (0.09)7-165
20:5 n-30.43 (0.19)0.13 (0.09)7-1650.41 (0.22)0.15 (0.13)7-165
22:5 n-30.36 (0.13)0.19 (0.09)7-1650.33 (0.12)0.19 (0.09)7-165
22:6 n-31.37 (0.58)0.49 (0.32)7-1651.20 (0.57)0.47 (0.40)7-165
Total lipid4.05 (1.55)4.40 (1.43)3.80 (1.71)3.99 (1.68)
  • F7-165   P ≤ .001 compared with mean values for the cod liver oil group.

    The total lipid content is in mg/100 μL.