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Serum Thyroxine Values in Breast-fed Infants-Reply

Serum Thyroxine Values in Breast-fed Infants-Reply This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply.—It was precisely because of the arguments cited by Dr Banagale that my co-workers and I chose to study healthy, term infants at 2 to 3 weeks of age. Analysis of thyroid hormones in breast milk is beset with many problems; premature infants frequently have low serum T4 values. Finally, any effect of nursing should be more evident after nursing is well established. The results of recent studies performed by my colleagues and me in collaboration with the Texas Department of Health, support Dr Banagale's contention that the method of feeding does not impair the accuracy of neonatal screening programs for primary congenital hypothyroidism. The mean filter paper spot-test T4 value of breast-fed infants is marginally higher than that of formula-fed infants, aged 2 to 3 weeks old. However, the overlap of values is so great that the difference is not clinically important. Therefore, we conclude http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Serum Thyroxine Values in Breast-fed Infants-Reply

American Journal of Diseases of Children , Volume 138 (4) – Apr 1, 1984

Serum Thyroxine Values in Breast-fed Infants-Reply

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply.—It was precisely because of the arguments cited by Dr Banagale that my co-workers and I chose to study healthy, term infants at 2 to 3 weeks of age. Analysis of thyroid hormones in breast milk is beset with many problems; premature infants frequently have low serum T4 values. Finally, any effect of nursing should be more evident after...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140420076024
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In Reply.—It was precisely because of the arguments cited by Dr Banagale that my co-workers and I chose to study healthy, term infants at 2 to 3 weeks of age. Analysis of thyroid hormones in breast milk is beset with many problems; premature infants frequently have low serum T4 values. Finally, any effect of nursing should be more evident after nursing is well established. The results of recent studies performed by my colleagues and me in collaboration with the Texas Department of Health, support Dr Banagale's contention that the method of feeding does not impair the accuracy of neonatal screening programs for primary congenital hypothyroidism. The mean filter paper spot-test T4 value of breast-fed infants is marginally higher than that of formula-fed infants, aged 2 to 3 weeks old. However, the overlap of values is so great that the difference is not clinically important. Therefore, we conclude

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1984

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