The first step to being mindful about your iron count is understanding its role in the human body while expecting (especially late in pregnancy). Iron is a mineral that is an essential component of blood and muscle required for the transport of oxygen. Iron-rich blood can carry more oxygen to the organs and tissues, creating a healthy home for your budding baby. Your wee one also depends on you to supply enough iron before her birth day; she will enter the world with a special reserve used to help with brain growth and development.
Babies born with an iron deficiency (also referred to as iron deficiency anemia), may experience long-term neurodevelopmental and behavioral issues, some of which may be irreversible. Studies have also shown that anemia increases lead absorption, and the prevention of iron deficiency might also serve to reduce the likelihood of lead poisoning in children.
Pump some iron
While the benefits of adequate iron are clear, it’s still a delicate balance of how much is needed and how to best obtain it. Pregnant women need at least 27 milligrams of iron every day. If planning to breastfeed, an additional 9 milligrams should be added to your diet to maintain a healthy level. Preterm and breastfed newbies may need additional iron (it’s best the check with your pediatrician), while most bottle-fed babes usually get enough iron from formula.
If the numbers have your head spinning (or you’re lost on how to make sure everyone gets what they need) consider using an iron supplement. Pharmics offers a variety of gentle, easily absorbed iron supplements in an oral tablet, chewable tablet and liquid. Unlike other brands, their products do not cause constipation while still containing a high mineral potency. It’s a safe, effective and simple way to restore balance, feel your best while pregnant and help your growing tot continue to thrive.
If you’re concerned you or your baby may be suffering from iron deficiency, talk with your health care provider before starting treatment.
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<b>BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 7, 2019</b> – Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will participate at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2019 Consumer & Retail Technology Conference on Tuesday, March 12 at noon EDT. This session will be webcast live through the “Events” link at <a href="http://www.stock.walmart.com" target="_blank">www.stock.walmart.com</a>. A transcript of this session will be made available and archived on the company’s website.<br/><br/>Walmart helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting <a href="http://corporate.walmart.com">http://corporate.walmart.com</a>, on Facebook at <a href="http://facebook.com/walmart" target="_blank">http://facebook.com/walmart</a> and on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/walmart" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/walmart</a>.
This session will be webcast live through the “Occasions ” connection in www.stock.walmart.com. A transcript of this session is going to be made available and archived on the firm ’s website.
Walmart helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail shops, online, and through their cellular devices. Every week, over 275 million clients and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banner ads in 27 countries and eCommerce sites. With fiscal year 2019 earnings of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart is still a pioneer in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional info regarding Walmart can be found by visiting <a href="http://corporate.walmart.com">http://corporate.walmart.com</a>, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart</a> and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart</a>.