June 16, 2024
Breastfed Infants

Study Questions Need for Iron Supplements in Breastfed Infants

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the European Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESGHN) hold contrasting views when it comes to recommending iron supplements for healthy breastfed infants. While the AAP advises supplementation for those breastfeeding beyond four months, the ESGHN does not.

Amidst these differing guidelines, researchers sought to investigate the potential benefits of iron supplementation for breastfed infants. Given the widespread practice of Breastfeeding Supplies and the high proportion of infants who continue to do so beyond the first year, understanding the impact of iron supplementation on their development is crucial.

The SIDBI trial was initiated with the goal of comparing the effects of the various guidelines on children’s psychomotor development. By examining the outcomes of infants receiving iron supplements versus those who did not, researchers aimed to provide valuable insights into this contentious issue.

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