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[Consequences of exclusive breast-feeding in vegan mother newborn--case report].
Arch Pediatr. 2009 Nov; 16(11):1461-3.AP

Abstract

We report on the case of an infant who was hospitalized because of failure to thrive, megaloblastic anemia, and delayed psychomotor development. He was 10 months old and had been exclusively breast-fed by his vegan mother. Investigations showed vitamin B(12) deficiency with hematocytopenia and pervasive developmental disorders as well as vitamin K and vitamin D deficiencies. The infant's mother presented the same deficiencies. Introduction of vitamin supplementation normalized the biological disorders, and the infant showed weight gain and neurological improvement. This case highlights that a vegan diet during pregnancy followed by exclusive breast-feeding can induce nutritional deficiencies in the newborn, with clinical consequences. Detecting mother and child vitamin deficiencies and preventing them is essential.

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Services de pédiatrie 1, centre hospitalo-universitaire Arnaud-de-Villeneuve, 371 avenue du Doyen-Gaston-Giraud, Montpellier cedex 5, France. a-mariani@chu-montpellier.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

19748244

Citation

Mariani, A, et al. "[Consequences of Exclusive Breast-feeding in Vegan Mother Newborn--case Report]." Archives De Pediatrie : Organe Officiel De La Societe Francaise De Pediatrie, vol. 16, no. 11, 2009, pp. 1461-3.
Mariani A, Chalies S, Jeziorski E, et al. [Consequences of exclusive breast-feeding in vegan mother newborn--case report]. Arch Pediatr. 2009;16(11):1461-3.
Mariani, A., Chalies, S., Jeziorski, E., Ludwig, C., Lalande, M., & Rodière, M. (2009). [Consequences of exclusive breast-feeding in vegan mother newborn--case report]. Archives De Pediatrie : Organe Officiel De La Societe Francaise De Pediatrie, 16(11), 1461-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arcped.2009.07.027
Mariani A, et al. [Consequences of Exclusive Breast-feeding in Vegan Mother Newborn--case Report]. Arch Pediatr. 2009;16(11):1461-3. PubMed PMID: 19748244.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Consequences of exclusive breast-feeding in vegan mother newborn--case report]. AU - Mariani,A, AU - Chalies,S, AU - Jeziorski,E, AU - Ludwig,C, AU - Lalande,M, AU - Rodière,M, Y1 - 2009/09/11/ PY - 2008/08/11/received PY - 2008/11/29/revised PY - 2009/07/20/accepted PY - 2009/9/15/entrez PY - 2009/9/15/pubmed PY - 2010/1/20/medline SP - 1461 EP - 3 JF - Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie JO - Arch Pediatr VL - 16 IS - 11 N2 - We report on the case of an infant who was hospitalized because of failure to thrive, megaloblastic anemia, and delayed psychomotor development. He was 10 months old and had been exclusively breast-fed by his vegan mother. Investigations showed vitamin B(12) deficiency with hematocytopenia and pervasive developmental disorders as well as vitamin K and vitamin D deficiencies. The infant's mother presented the same deficiencies. Introduction of vitamin supplementation normalized the biological disorders, and the infant showed weight gain and neurological improvement. This case highlights that a vegan diet during pregnancy followed by exclusive breast-feeding can induce nutritional deficiencies in the newborn, with clinical consequences. Detecting mother and child vitamin deficiencies and preventing them is essential. SN - 1769-664X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19748244/[Consequences_of_exclusive_breast_feeding_in_vegan_mother_newborn__case_report]_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0929-693X(09)00328-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -