Iron Stores of Breastfed Infants during the First Year of Life

@inproceedings{Ziegler2014IronSO,
  title={Iron Stores of Breastfed Infants during the First Year of Life},
  author={Ekhard E. Ziegler and Steven E. Nelson and Janice M. Jeter},
  booktitle={Nutrients},
  year={2014}
}
The birth iron endowment provides iron for growth in the first months of life. We describe the iron endowment under conditions of low dietary iron supply. Subjects were infants participating in a trial of Vitamin D supplementation from 1 to 9 months. Infants were exclusively breastfed at enrollment but could receive complementary foods from 4 months but not formula. Plasma ferritin (PF) and transferrin receptor (TfR) were determined at 1, 2, 4, 5.5, 7.5, 9 and 12 months. At 1 month PF ranged… CONTINUE READING
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