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Vitamin A supplementation for breastfeeding mothers
Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group
Published Online: 19 APR 2006
Copyright © 2009 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Oliveira JM, Bergamaschi DP, East CE, Pai M. Vitamin A supplementation for breastfeeding mothers (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005944. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005944.
- Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
- Published Online: 19 APR 2006
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To assess the effects of vitamin A supplementation, alone or in combination with other micronutrients (e.g. iron, folic acid, vitamin E), in mothers during the postpartum period, on maternal and infant health. Specific objectives are to compare the effects of vitamin A supplementation (alone or in combination with other micronutrients) with placebo or no supplementation on:
- the duration and occurrence of maternal morbidity (xerophthalmia, infection) or illness symptoms (night blindness, fever, nausea, vomiting);
- the duration and occurrence of neonatal or infant morbidity (respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, measles) or illness symptoms (fever, nausea, vomiting);
- maternal serum retinol concentration;
- infant serum retinol concentration;
- breast milk retinol concentration; and
- maternal satisfaction.