Fatty acid composition of human milk, cow’s milk and infant formulas (% of total fatty acids). N-6 and n-3 PUFAS in human milk, dairy fat and vegetable or dairy/vegetable blends of infant formulas. ALL LCn-3 and LCn-6 are missing in vegetable formulas (gray cells for absence of FA or non detectable values), but could be replaced solely by preformed ARA and DHA. Please note that in dairy fat 18:2n-6 (LA) is very low, almost 10 times less than in breast milk while 18:3n-3 (ALA) is within the range of human breast milk, inducing the lowest (best) LA/ALA ratio. Adapted from Delplanque et al. (2015).
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