Can maternal dietary supplements help in preventing infant malnutrition?

  title={Can maternal dietary supplements help in preventing infant malnutrition?},
  author={Ann Prentice},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica. Supplement},
  • Ann Prentice
  • Published 1991 in Acta paediatrica Scandinavica. Supplement
Many nutritional intervention programmes throughout the world have targeted food supplements towards women during the "at risk" periods of pregnancy and lactation. Some of these programmes, together with a number of small-scale scientific studies, have attempted to evaluate the efficacy of supplementation in terms of birth outcome or lactational performance. After reviewing the available evidence it is concluded: (a) that supplementation during late pregnancy can have a significant beneficial… CONTINUE READING


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