Iron supplements reduce the risk of iron deficiency anemia in marginally low birth weight infants.

@article{Berglund2010IronSR,
  title={Iron supplements reduce the risk of iron deficiency anemia in marginally low birth weight infants.},
  author={Staffan K Berglund and Bj{\"o}rn Westrup and Magnus Domell{\"o}f},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 4},
  pages={e874-83}
}
OBJECTIVE Low birth weight infants are at risk for iron deficiency (ID). Most LBW infants have marginally low birth weight (MLBW, 2000-2500 g) and it is not known whether they benefit from iron supplements. The objective of this trial was to study the effects of iron supplementation in MLBW infants. METHOD In a randomized controlled trial, we assigned 285 healthy, MLBW infants to receive iron supplements at a dose of 0 (placebo), 1, or 2 mg/kg per day between 6 weeks and 6 months of age… CONTINUE READING

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