Iron deficiency anemia is a widespread public health problem, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Maternal iron status around and during pregnancy may influence infant iron status. The authors examined multiple biomarkers to determine the prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among breastfed infants and explored its relationship with maternal and infant characteristics in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
The prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency is more common in breastfed infants than their mothers in Bhaktapur, Nepal
Chandyo, R.K., Henjum, S., Ulak, M., Thorne-Lyman, A.L., Ulvik, R.J., Shrestha, P.S., Locks, L., Fawzi, W., Strand, T.A. (2016)
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70(4): 456-462 [open access]