Effects of preventive oral supplementation with iron or iron with folic acid for women following childbirth

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Authors

  • Hannah JT Neufeld,

    1. The World Health Organization, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Luz Maria De-Regil,

    Corresponding author
    1. World Health Organization, Evidence and Programme Guidance, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Luz Maria De-Regil, Evidence and Programme Guidance, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, Geneva, 1211, Switzerland. deregillu@who.int.

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  • Therese Dowswell,

    1. The University of Liverpool, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK
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  • Lisa M Rogers

    1. World Health Organization, Evidence and Programme Guidance, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, Geneva, Switzerland
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To examine the effects of oral iron supplementation alone or in combination with folic acid provided to women during the first six weeks postpartum on maternal and infant health outcomes.