Anemia in Breastfed Infants?

The first 6 months of life is a crucial time in meeting iron needs. Iron, an essential nutrient, exists in low quantity in human milk. Many organizations recommend supplementation of iron to avoid the adverse effects of iron deficiency anemia by 4 months of age. Do you follow this recommendation in your practice............

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YES BUT MOTHER'S MILK IS ALSO DEFICIENCY OF VIT C HENCE TO BUILD UP HB BOTH ARE NEEDED IN SUPPLIMENTS. TONOFERON DROPS+ CELIN DROPS

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Infant must supplimented by oral iron

As lot of stress is now made of Anaemia mukt Bharat .as per quidelines there is no need of iron supplementation by 4 months,of age Following measures can prevent anaemia in infants, 1.Delayed clamping of cord 2.Exclusive breast feeding till 6 months 3.Weaning with semisolids and then solids,gradually after 6 months 4.Continue breast feeding till 1 year of age, 5 Appropriate IEC and BCC activities through Asha workers

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IRON. DEFICIENCY ANEMIA YES VERY. COMMON FINDING. NICELY UPDATED

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-WHO recommends exclusive breast feeding for 6 months., -Since breast milk contains very little iron supplements are required., -Iron plays an important role in Neurocognitive development and Erythropoesis, -IDA can cause increased risk of infectious diseases, impaired growth., -The prevalance of anemia was 87.6% and was highest in 3 month old babies.

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Informative post nice ,👍

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