First SIDBI study results

We have now published the primary outcome from the Supplementing Iron and Development in Breastfed Infants (SIDBI) study in the prestigious journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study shows that daily low-dose iron supplementation between 4 and 9 months did not improve psychomotor development in breastfed infants. Our study is likely to result in a re-evaluation of the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.

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About the publication:
Svensson L, Chmielewski G, Czyzewska E, Domellöf M, Konarska Z, Piescik-Lech M, Späth C, Szajewska H, Chmielewska A. Effect of Low-Dose Iron Supplementation on Early Development in Breastfed Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2024 May 13:e241095. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2024.1095. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38739382; PMCID: PMC11091819.