Copper, zinc and iron levels in infants and their mothers during the first year of life: a prospective study

Ozden T. A. , Gokcay G. , Cantez M. S. , Durmaz O. , Issever H. , Omer B., ...More

BMC PEDIATRICS, vol.15, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12887-015-0474-9
  • Journal Name: BMC PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: Infant, Mother, Serum trace elements, Hair trace elements, Breastfeeding, Diet, SERUM COPPER, LACTATING MOTHERS, TRACE-ELEMENTS, HAIR, DEFICIENCY, CHILDREN, MILK, SUPPLEMENTATION, ABSORPTION, NUTRITION


Background: Essential micronutrients are important for maintenance of life. Deficiency of micronutrients is more likely to be encountered in children, and women studies are required to investigate the status of micronutrients in children and women. This study aimed to longitudinally evaluate changes in zinc, copper, and iron levels in breastfed infants and their mothers during the first year of life.