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Iron nutrition and iron status changes in Italian infants in the last decade.
Ann Ist Super Sanita 1995; 31(4):455-9AI

Abstract

Two groups of 9-15 month old Italian infants were studied, at a 9 years' interval, to evaluate and compare feeding practices and their effect on iron status. Nutritional iron supply has increased in the last decade, due to a larger use of breast milk and iron-fortified infant formulas. In 1983, 21.6% of infants were breast-fed for 5 months or more, compared with 50.6% in 1992. In 1983, 73.3% of infants were fed on fresh cow's milk by the age of 6 months, compared with 7.6% in 1992. Consequently, iron status is markedly improved. In 1983, 5% of the examined infants were anemic and 20.7% showed iron deficiency without anemia, compared with 1.3% and 10.3% respectively in 1992. Our study supports the following recommendations: after 5 months of age exclusively breast-fed infants should receive an additional 1 mg/kg/die iron supplement and iron fortified formulas should be used instead of fresh cow's milk during the first year of life.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Instituto Clinico di Pediatria Preventiva e Neonatologia, Università degli Studi, Bologna, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8851702

Citation

Salvioli, G P., et al. "Iron Nutrition and Iron Status Changes in Italian Infants in the Last Decade." Annali dell'Istituto Superiore Di Sanita, vol. 31, no. 4, 1995, pp. 455-9.
Salvioli GP, Faldella G, Alessandroni R, et al. Iron nutrition and iron status changes in Italian infants in the last decade. Ann Ist Super Sanita. 1995;31(4):455-9.
Salvioli, G. P., Faldella, G., Alessandroni, R., Lanari, M., & Di Turi, R. P. (1995). Iron nutrition and iron status changes in Italian infants in the last decade. Annali dell'Istituto Superiore Di Sanita, 31(4), pp. 455-9.
Salvioli GP, et al. Iron Nutrition and Iron Status Changes in Italian Infants in the Last Decade. Ann Ist Super Sanita. 1995;31(4):455-9. PubMed PMID: 8851702.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Iron nutrition and iron status changes in Italian infants in the last decade. AU - Salvioli,G P, AU - Faldella,G, AU - Alessandroni,R, AU - Lanari,M, AU - Di Turi,R P, PY - 1995/1/1/pubmed PY - 1995/1/1/medline PY - 1995/1/1/entrez SP - 455 EP - 9 JF - Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanita JO - Ann. Ist. Super. Sanita VL - 31 IS - 4 N2 - Two groups of 9-15 month old Italian infants were studied, at a 9 years' interval, to evaluate and compare feeding practices and their effect on iron status. Nutritional iron supply has increased in the last decade, due to a larger use of breast milk and iron-fortified infant formulas. In 1983, 21.6% of infants were breast-fed for 5 months or more, compared with 50.6% in 1992. In 1983, 73.3% of infants were fed on fresh cow's milk by the age of 6 months, compared with 7.6% in 1992. Consequently, iron status is markedly improved. In 1983, 5% of the examined infants were anemic and 20.7% showed iron deficiency without anemia, compared with 1.3% and 10.3% respectively in 1992. Our study supports the following recommendations: after 5 months of age exclusively breast-fed infants should receive an additional 1 mg/kg/die iron supplement and iron fortified formulas should be used instead of fresh cow's milk during the first year of life. SN - 0021-2571 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8851702/Iron_nutrition_and_iron_status_changes_in_Italian_infants_in_the_last_decade_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/iron.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -