Clinical report - Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants and young children (0-3 years of age)

Robert D. Baker, Frank R. Greer, Jatinder J.S. Bhatia, Steven A. Abrams, Stephen R. Daniels, Marcie Beth Schneider, Janet Silverstein, Nicolas Stettler, Dan W. Thomas, Laurence Grummer-Strawn, Van S. Hubbard, Valérie Marchand, Benson M. Silverman, Valery Soto, Debra L. Burrowes

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Abstract

This clinical report covers diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants (both breastfed and formula fed) and toddlers from birth through 3 years of age. Results of recent basic research support the concerns that iron-deficiency anemia and iron deficiency without anemia during infancy and childhood can have long-lasting detrimental effects on neurodevelopment. Therefore, pediatricians and other health care providers should strive to eliminate iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia. Appropriate iron intakes for infants and toddlers as well as methods for screening for iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1050
Number of pages11
JournalPediatrics
Volume126
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Breastfeeding
  • Formula
  • Infants
  • Iron deficiency
  • Iron intake
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Toddlers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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