Maternal iodine status during lactation and infant development

Thursday, Feb 01, 2018

Infants are susceptible to iodine deficiency and breastfed infants are dependent on iodine intake of mothers. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in China to examine the influence of maternal iodine status on infant development. Maternal iodine status during lactation was shown to associate with infant anthropometric index. Proper intake of iodine among lactating women is beneficial for their infants.


Yang J, et al. Maternal iodine status during lactation and infant weight and length in Henan Province, China. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Nov 16;17(1):383.

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