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Iron status in low birth weight infants on breast and formula feeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3732332     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Iron status in 15 low birth weight infants, 1000-2499 g, on breast feeding was studied longitudinally for the first 6 months of age, and the findings compared to those of 30 low birth weight infants receiving a proprietary iron-fortified formula. The two groups received no iron supplement until they developed iron deficiency. The incidence of iron deficiency at 6 months was significantly greater in the breast-fed group than in the formula-fed group (86% v 33%). The breast-fed group had significantly lower serum ferritin and hemoglobin values after 4 months of age. The findings indicate that breast-fed low birth weight infants have a higher risk of developing iron deficiency and should receive iron supplementation from 2 months of age.
Y Iwai; T Takanashi; Y Nakao; H Mikawa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-16     Completed Date:  1986-09-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Breast Feeding*
Erythrocyte Count
Erythrocyte Indices
Ferritins / blood*
Infant Food*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Iron / administration & dosage,  blood,  deficiency*
Longitudinal Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-89-6/Iron; 9007-73-2/Ferritins

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