Haematological effect of iron supplementation in breast fed term low birth weight infants.

@article{Aggarwal2005HaematologicalEO,
  title={Haematological effect of iron supplementation in breast fed term low birth weight infants.},
  author={Deepa Aggarwal and Harshpal Singh Sachdev and Jitender Nagpal and T Gambhir Singh and Venkatesan Mallika},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2005},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={26-9}
}
AIMS To determine the haematological effects of iron supplementation in predominantly breast fed term low birth weight (LBW) infants. METHODS Seventy three healthy term LBW (<2500 g), predominantly breast fed infants aged 50-80 days were randomised into two groups to receive either iron (3 mg/kg/day) (iron supplemented (IS) group; n = 37) or placebo drops (placebo (P) group; n = 36). Haematological parameters and anthropometry were measured at baseline and repeated after four and eight weeks… CONTINUE READING