Lack of micronutrients hits mothers and infants hardest.

@article{1994LackOM,
  title={Lack of micronutrients hits mothers and infants hardest.},
  author={},
  journal={Safe motherhood},
  year={1994},
  volume={15},
  pages={11}
}
  • Published 1994 in Safe motherhood
People most affected by deficiencies in micronutrients (e.g., iron, vitamin A, and iodine) are pregnant women and children. Vitamin A deficiency suppresses the body's ability to fight infection, induces eye disease, and may result in blindness. A lactating mother's need for vitamin A is 30-60% greater than when she was pregnant. If a mother has enough… CONTINUE READING