Single megadose vitamin A supplementation of Indian mothers and morbidity in breastfed young infants.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In developing countries low maternal vitamin A stores combined with increased demands of pregnancy and lactation may lead to its deficiency in breastfed infants. This study evaluates the effects of maternal supplementation with a high dose of vitamin A on the serum retinol levels of exclusively breastfed infants, and their morbidity… (More)

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