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Iron status in exclusively breast-fed infants.
Pediatrics 1992; 90(3):375-9Ped

Abstract

The aim of this study is to evaluate the iron nutritional status of infants breast-fed exclusively and for a prolonged period in relation to their growth rate and dietary changes. Forty subjects (25 breast-fed; 15 formula-fed) were studied from 0 to 9 months of age. Milk (human or formula) was the only source of food during the first 6 months. From the sixth month onward mothers were instructed to use iron- and ascorbic acid-rich foods to supplement breast-feeding. At the ninth month, prevalence of anemia was 27.8% in the breast-fed group and 7.1% in the formula-fed group. Storage iron was absent in 27.8% of the breast-fed infants vs none of the formula-fed infants. These findings reinforce the recommendation that breast-fed infants be given supplemental iron from the fourth month of life.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centro de Estudios Sobre Nutrición Infantil, Hospital Materno-Infantil, Ramón Sardá, Buenos Aires, Argentina.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1518691

Citation

Calvo, E B., et al. "Iron Status in Exclusively Breast-fed Infants." Pediatrics, vol. 90, no. 3, 1992, pp. 375-9.
Calvo EB, Galindo AC, Aspres NB. Iron status in exclusively breast-fed infants. Pediatrics. 1992;90(3):375-9.
Calvo, E. B., Galindo, A. C., & Aspres, N. B. (1992). Iron status in exclusively breast-fed infants. Pediatrics, 90(3), pp. 375-9.
Calvo EB, Galindo AC, Aspres NB. Iron Status in Exclusively Breast-fed Infants. Pediatrics. 1992;90(3):375-9. PubMed PMID: 1518691.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Iron status in exclusively breast-fed infants. AU - Calvo,E B, AU - Galindo,A C, AU - Aspres,N B, PY - 1992/9/1/pubmed PY - 1992/9/1/medline PY - 1992/9/1/entrez SP - 375 EP - 9 JF - Pediatrics JO - Pediatrics VL - 90 IS - 3 N2 - The aim of this study is to evaluate the iron nutritional status of infants breast-fed exclusively and for a prolonged period in relation to their growth rate and dietary changes. Forty subjects (25 breast-fed; 15 formula-fed) were studied from 0 to 9 months of age. Milk (human or formula) was the only source of food during the first 6 months. From the sixth month onward mothers were instructed to use iron- and ascorbic acid-rich foods to supplement breast-feeding. At the ninth month, prevalence of anemia was 27.8% in the breast-fed group and 7.1% in the formula-fed group. Storage iron was absent in 27.8% of the breast-fed infants vs none of the formula-fed infants. These findings reinforce the recommendation that breast-fed infants be given supplemental iron from the fourth month of life. SN - 0031-4005 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1518691/Iron_status_in_exclusively_breast_fed_infants_ L2 - http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=1518691 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -