Prolonged breast-feeding may increase risk of iron deficiency

04/15/2013 | DailyRx.com

Children who were breast-fed for more than a year had a 70% greater risk of being iron deficient than those who weren't breast-fed over age 1, according to a Canadian study in the journal Pediatrics. While researchers found a 4.8% higher risk of iron deficiency for every extra month of breast-feeding, they failed to find strong evidence linking length of breast-feeding to a higher risk of anemia caused by iron deficiency.

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