Iodine Supplements for Pregnant or Nursing Mothers

The AAP released new recommendations that pregnant or nursing women should get an extra boost of iodine. About 150 mcg via a supplement. It is thought to help in the development of your child’s brain. In the past, American’s got plenty of iodine in salt. But since much of our salt consumption comes from processed foods that are not supplemented with iodine, there is concern that iodine levels may be lower than is ideal.

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