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Breastfed Babies Not Iron-Deficient at 6 Months

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 10:12
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Full-term babies who are exclusively breastfed are not at heightened risk of low iron stores by the age of 6 months, even if their mothers were iron-deficient during pregnancy, a new study shows.

The findings, published online in the International Breastfeeding Journal, support experts' belief that breast milk alone provides most infants with adequate nutrition for the first 6 months of life.

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