A mother's iron during pregnancy builds her baby's organs
Babies need their mothers’ iron during pregnancy to be their best-
Dr. Michael Georgieff is the Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair in Pediatrics and a professor in the Department of Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.
Iron is incredibly important for babies. The iron is needed to build a baby's blood cells and more. Dr. Michael Georgieff, a professor of pediatrics, explains how iron affects a baby's brain and organ development in this first [link to video] of a video series of answers to parents' questions about iron's role in a baby's life, extending from the time of conception, through pregnancy and breastfeeding until a toddler turns two.
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