Ferretts IPS infant dosage
– Of all nutrient deficiencies, iron deficiency is the most common and is especially prevalent in infants and toddlers.
– Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in infants may adversely affect long-term neurodevelopment and behavior; some of these effects may be irreversible.
– Studies confirm that iron deficiency anemia increases lead absorption; therefore, prevention of iron deficiency anemia might also serve as to reduce the likelihood of lead poisoning.
80% of the iron present in a full term newborn infant is accumulated during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. It is very important that Mom not be iron deficient during the 3rd trimester.