Postpartum folic acid supplementation of adolescents: impact on maternal folate and zinc status and milk composition.

@article{Keizer1995PostpartumFA,
  title={Postpartum folic acid supplementation of adolescents: impact on maternal folate and zinc status and milk composition.},
  author={Simon Keizer and Rosalind S. Gibson and Deborah L O'Connor},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1995},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={377-84}
}
The objectives of the present study were to assess the impact of lactation on the folate status of adolescents and determine the effect of ingestion of a low-dose postpartum (PP) folic acid supplement on maternal folate and zinc status and milk composition. Pregnant adolescents (aged 14-19 y; n = 71) were recruited; those who initiated breast-feeding on delivery were randomly assigned to a folic acid supplement lactating (SL; 300 micrograms/d, n = 14) group or to a placebo lactating (PL; n = 15… CONTINUE READING
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