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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

THE IMPORTANCE OF IODINE IN PEGNANCY AND LACTATION

Pregnancy Over 40, Iodine and Prenatal Vitamins

Most of us know the importance of prenatal vitamins, especially for things like folic acid.
See also:  www.getpregnantover40.com for my series on foods for fertility and how to balance hormones with the right nutrients 
Iodine is another component that isn't really mentioned very often. Here is an article from about the
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 need for iodine in prenatal vitamins:

Concerns over iodine deficiency during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding) have resulted in a number of organizations issuing guidelines and recommendations for iodine intake. According to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), these are the recommended levels of daily iodine intake during pregnancy and lactation:

•Daily iodine intake of 220 µg during pregnancy and 290 µg during lactation -- The Institute of Medicine
•Daily iodine intake of 250 µg for pregnant and lactating women -- The World Health Organization
•Vitamin with iodine level of 150 µg for pregnant and lactating women -- The American Thyroid Association 

from: 
thyroid.about.com

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