A randomized controlled clinical trial of increased dietary iron in breast-fed infants

M. Makrides, R. Leeson, R. A. Gibson, K. Simmer

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Six-month-old breast-fed infants were randomly allocated to a high iron (8.2 ± 2.9 mg/day, n = 36) weaning diet or a control group (5.2 ± 3.4 mg/day, n = 26). We could detect no effect of increased iron intake from weaning foods on iron status of these iron-sufficient infants at 12 months.

Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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