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Improved iodine status in breastfeeding women following mandatory fortification

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Mandatory iodine fortification of salt used in the bread-making process was introduced in Australia in October 2009 at levels to meet the iodine needs of the general Australian population. An iodine supplement of 150 μg each day is recommended to meet the additional needs of pregnancy and lactation.1,2 As the iodine status of pregnant women in Australia has been found to be inadequate,3–5 it can be anticipated that many women commence lactation in an iodine-depleted state. Thus, it is important to determine the iodine status of breastfeeding mothers.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Axford, S., Charlton, K., Yeatman, H. & Ma, G. (2011). Improved iodine status in breastfeeding women following mandatory fortification. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35 (6), 579-580.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84856021737

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/2786

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 579

End Page


  • 580

Volume


  • 35

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00791.x/pdf

Abstract


  • Mandatory iodine fortification of salt used in the bread-making process was introduced in Australia in October 2009 at levels to meet the iodine needs of the general Australian population. An iodine supplement of 150 μg each day is recommended to meet the additional needs of pregnancy and lactation.1,2 As the iodine status of pregnant women in Australia has been found to be inadequate,3–5 it can be anticipated that many women commence lactation in an iodine-depleted state. Thus, it is important to determine the iodine status of breastfeeding mothers.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Axford, S., Charlton, K., Yeatman, H. & Ma, G. (2011). Improved iodine status in breastfeeding women following mandatory fortification. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35 (6), 579-580.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84856021737

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/2786

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 579

End Page


  • 580

Volume


  • 35

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00791.x/pdf