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Type: Artigo
Title: Vitamin A Supplementation For Postpartum Women
Author: Oliveira
Julicristie M.; Allert
Roman; East
Christine E.
Abstract: Background In areas where vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a public health concern, the maternal dietary intake of vitamin A may be not sufficient to meet either the maternal nutritional requirements, or those of the breastfed infant, due the low retinol concentrations in breast milk. Objectives To evaluate the effects of vitamin A supplementation for postpartum women on maternal and infant health. Search methods We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (8 February 2016), LILACS (1982 to December 2015), Web of Science (1945 to December 2015), and the reference lists of retrieved studies. Selection criteria Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or cluster-randomised trials that assessed the effects of vitamin A supplementation for postpartum women on maternal and infant health (morbidity, mortality and vitamin A nutritional status). Data collection and analysis Two review authors independently assessed trials for inclusion, conducted data extraction, assessed risk of bias and checked for accuracy. We assessed the quality of the evidence using the GRADE approach. Main results Fourteen trials of mainly low or unclear risk of bias, enrolling 25,758 women and infant pairs were included. The supplementation schemes included high, single or double doses of vitamin A (200,000 to 400,000 internation units (IU)), or 7.8 mg daily beta-carotene compared with placebo, no treatment, other (iron); or higher (400,000 IU) versus lower dose (200,000 IU). In all trials, a considerable proportion of infants were at least partially breastfed until six months.
Subject: *postpartum Period
Infant Mortality
Maternal Mortality
Milk, Human [chemistry]
Randomized Controlled Trials As Topic
Vitamin A [*administration & Dosage
Vitamin A Deficiency [drug Therapy]
Vitamins [*administration & Dosage]
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Cochrane Database Of Systematic Reviews. Wiley-blackwell, p. , 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005944.pub3
Date Issue: 2016
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