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Iron/Multi- Micronutrient Supplements for Young Children
Report/White Paper 1997

The consultation focused on how to provide iron supplements to children 6 to 24 months old, who are at greatest risk of the irreversible, long-term consequences of iron deficiency, namely, impaired physical and mental development. The purpose of the meeting was to:

·        review the available options for supplying iron supplements to children younger than 2 years old,

·        make recommendations on the form of iron to be used, the dose to be given, and the duration of supplementation, and

·        consider whether vitamins and other minerals could be combined with an iron supplement.

 

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