|Micronutrient supplements help improve infant health.|
|PMID: 12347818 Owner: PIP Status: MEDLINE|
|Micronutrient supplementation is important for all pregnant women, but absolutely essential where women are poorly nourished or anemic. The health of newborn infants is closely linked with that of the mother. Pregnant women need extra stores of micronutrients both to help their fetus develop and to nourish the newborn as it breast-feeds. Mothers should therefore be as healthy and well-nourished as possible during pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period for both their sake and that of their infants. More than 12% of the world's population lives in iodine-deficient areas. Lack of iodine can cause mental retardation in children. Iodized salt and iodized oil during pregnancy, however, prevent retardation in infants. Pregnant women in many parts of the world are routinely given iron or folate supplementation and vitamin A supplements can help the growth of newborns.|
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|Type: Journal Article|
|Title: Safe motherhood Volume: - ISSN: 1014-952X ISO Abbreviation: Safe Mother Publication Date: 1996|
|Created Date: 1997-07-01 Completed Date: 1997-07-01 Revised Date: 2012-05-01|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 9885332 Medline TA: Safe Mother Country: SWITZERLAND|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 8-9 Citation Subset: J|
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Delivery of Health Care
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Primary Health Care
|0/Inorganic Chemicals; 0/Metals; 0/Vitamins; 11103-57-4/Vitamin A; 7439-89-6/Iron|
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