Effect of Maternal Iron Deficiency Anemia on the Iron Store of Newborns in Ethiopia

This cross-sectional study was conducted in Ethiopia to determine correlation between maternal and neonatal hematologic profiles and iron status. The authors found that newborns of iron deficient anemic mothers had significantly lower levels of ferritin and hemoglobin concentrations and concluded that maternal iron-deficiency anemia may have an effect on newborn iron stores.

Anemia. 2015