Is salmon a source of DHA and is breast milk a preferred source of DHA over formula for infants?
The reader can insert the word 'salmon' into the search engine on our website to find a number of reports on the presence of DHA omega-3 in salmon and the apparent health effects of consuming salmon as a fish source. Breast milk is preferred over infant formula for infants whenever possible for various reasons. Higher intakes of DHA (200-300 mg DHA /day) will significantly increase DHA levels in the breast milk of North American mothers from current levels of approximately 0.15% of total milk fat to approach 0.35%. This latter level is typical of many, but not all, DHA-containing infant formula in the marketplace.