Suboptimal Iodine Concentration in Breastmilk and Inadequate Iodine Intake among Lactating Women in Norway

@inproceedings{Henjum2017SuboptimalIC,
  title={Suboptimal Iodine Concentration in Breastmilk and Inadequate Iodine Intake among Lactating Women in Norway},
  author={Sigrun Henjum and Anne Marie Lilleengen and Inger Aakre and Anna Dudareva and Elin Lovise Folven Gjengedal and Helle Margrete Meltzer and Anne Lise Brants{\ae}ter},
  booktitle={Nutrients},
  year={2017}
}
Breastfed infants depend on sufficient maternal iodine intake for optimal growth and neurological development. Despite this, few studies have assessed iodine concentrations in human milk and there is currently no published data on iodine status among lactating women in Norway. The aim of this study was to assess iodine concentrations in breast milk (BMIC) in lactating women and estimate iodine intake. Five Mother and Child Health Centres in Oslo were randomly selected during 2016, and 175… CONTINUE READING

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