Pregnant and breastfeeding moms need iron for themselves and their babies
Moms have increased needs for iron when they are pregnant and after their babies are born-
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.
Pregnant moms need to supply their babies with iron. That's not as easy as it seems because their own bodies are using more as their own tissues. If they don't get enough, they can have premature or small babies, who aren't growing and developing to their full potential. In Pregnant and breastfeeding moms need iron, Dr. Michael Georgieff, one the world's experts on iron in infancy, explains for Nutrition4Kids video viewers why a baby's brain and organ development need iron in this series where he answers 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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