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Iron status and infant feeding practices in an urban ambulatory center.
Pediatrics 1983; 72(1):33-6Ped

Abstract

The relationship of infant feeding practices to iron status was examined in a group of 280 infants, 9 to 12 months of age, attending a "well-baby" clinic. Of this group, 7.6% were found to be iron depleted, 19.7% were iron deficient without anemia, and 8.2% were iron deficient with anemia. The incidence of iron-deficiency anemia was significantly greater in the black infants than the white infants (14.3% v 2.7%). The introduction of whole cow's milk into the diet had occurred prior to 6 months of age in 29.2% of the infants, and 62.1% of these infants had laboratory evidence of nutritional iron inadequacy, as contrasted with only 21.8% of those with iron deficiencies fed cow's milk after 6 months of age. Of the 21 infants with iron-deficiency anemia, 19 (90.5%) had been fed whole cow's milk prior to 6 months of age. Iron deficiency remains a nutritional problem for infants in an urban setting and is largely a result of the early introduction of whole cow's milk into the diet.

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eng

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6866589

Citation

Sadowitz, P D., and F A. Oski. "Iron Status and Infant Feeding Practices in an Urban Ambulatory Center." Pediatrics, vol. 72, no. 1, 1983, pp. 33-6.
Sadowitz PD, Oski FA. Iron status and infant feeding practices in an urban ambulatory center. Pediatrics. 1983;72(1):33-6.
Sadowitz, P. D., & Oski, F. A. (1983). Iron status and infant feeding practices in an urban ambulatory center. Pediatrics, 72(1), pp. 33-6.
Sadowitz PD, Oski FA. Iron Status and Infant Feeding Practices in an Urban Ambulatory Center. Pediatrics. 1983;72(1):33-6. PubMed PMID: 6866589.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Iron status and infant feeding practices in an urban ambulatory center. AU - Sadowitz,P D, AU - Oski,F A, PY - 1983/7/1/pubmed PY - 1983/7/1/medline PY - 1983/7/1/entrez SP - 33 EP - 6 JF - Pediatrics JO - Pediatrics VL - 72 IS - 1 N2 - The relationship of infant feeding practices to iron status was examined in a group of 280 infants, 9 to 12 months of age, attending a "well-baby" clinic. Of this group, 7.6% were found to be iron depleted, 19.7% were iron deficient without anemia, and 8.2% were iron deficient with anemia. The incidence of iron-deficiency anemia was significantly greater in the black infants than the white infants (14.3% v 2.7%). The introduction of whole cow's milk into the diet had occurred prior to 6 months of age in 29.2% of the infants, and 62.1% of these infants had laboratory evidence of nutritional iron inadequacy, as contrasted with only 21.8% of those with iron deficiencies fed cow's milk after 6 months of age. Of the 21 infants with iron-deficiency anemia, 19 (90.5%) had been fed whole cow's milk prior to 6 months of age. Iron deficiency remains a nutritional problem for infants in an urban setting and is largely a result of the early introduction of whole cow's milk into the diet. SN - 0031-4005 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/6866589/Iron_status_and_infant_feeding_practices_in_an_urban_ambulatory_center_ L2 - http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=6866589 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -