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Vitamin A supplementation for breastfeeding mothers

  1. Julicristie M Oliveira1,*,
  2. Denise P Bergamaschi2,
  3. Christine E East3,
  4. Madhukar Pai4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 19 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005944

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.

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Public Health - University of Sao Paulo - USP, Department of Nutrition, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

  2. 2

    University of Sao Paulo, Departamento de Epidemiologia-Estatistica, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  3. 3

    University of Melbourne, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  4. 4

    McGill University, Assistant Director for Global Health Research, MUHC-Research Institute, Montreal , QC, Canada

*Julicristie M Oliveira, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health - University of Sao Paulo - USP, Av Dr Arnaldo, 715, São Paulo, SP, Cep 01246-904, Brazil. julicristie@yahoo.com. cristie@usp.br.

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  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 19 APR 2006

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Abstract

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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:

  1. the duration and occurrence of maternal morbidity (xerophthalmia, infection) or illness symptoms (night blindness, fever, nausea, vomiting);
  2. the duration and occurrence of neonatal or infant morbidity (respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, measles) or illness symptoms (fever, nausea, vomiting);
  3. maternal serum retinol concentration;
  4. infant serum retinol concentration;
  5. breast milk retinol concentration; and
  6. maternal satisfaction.