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Nutritional management of the breastfeeding dyad.
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PMID:  23178069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Milk is successfully produced by mothers regardless of their nutritional status. Nevertheless, the concentrations of some nutrients, specifically vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12, fatty acids, and iodine, in human milk depend on or are influenced by maternal diet. A healthy and varied diet during lactation ensures adequate maternal nutrition and optimal concentration of some nutrients in human milk. Exclusive breastfeeding meets the nutritional needs of infants for 6 months of life with the exception of vitamins D and K, which should be given to breastfed infants as supplements.
Christina J Valentine; Carol L Wagner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1557-8240     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-74     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Perinatal Institute, Division of Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA. Electronic address:
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