The effect of iron status of Nigerien mothers on that of their infants at birth and 6 months, and on the concentration of Fe in breast milk

Murray J Murray, Anne B. Murray, N. J. Murray, Megan B. Murray

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Abstract

1. Within the limits of this study, neither maternal iron deficiency nor Fe-overload as measured at term appeared to affect the complement of Fe received by the foetus.2. Infants feeding entirely on breast milk appeared to have normal Fe status 6 months postpartum regardless of the Fe status of the mother.3. No relationship could be demonstrated between the Fe content of breast milk and the Fe status of the mother.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-630
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1978

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