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B12 supplementation should start in the womb

27.05.2020
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Professor of Hematology, who explains that B12, which is one of the most important vitamins of the body, is responsible for vital issues such as …

B12 supplementation should start in the womb

Professor of Hematology, who explains that B12, which is one of the most important vitamins of the body, is responsible for vital issues such as the production of blood cells and proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. Dr. Birol Baytan said that this vitamin cannot be produced in the body at an adequate rate and should be taken from outside.

Stating that this water-soluble vitamin can be stored in a small amount in the liver, kidney and other tissues, Baytan said, “Therefore, those who are fed a diet that is poorer than B12 may have signs of B12 deficiency. The main source of vitamin B12 is animal proteins. It should definitely consume ‘animal foods’ for the necessary vitamin B12 daily.” he said.

Attention to pregnancy

If there is a deficiency in the mother during pregnancy, the baby is born with a deficient storage, since the baby cannot pass enough vitamin B12. Since the baby born from the mother with vitamin B12 deficiency will be fed only with breast milk, it will inevitably be deficient in vitamin B12. Other causes of vitamin B12 deficiency in mothers can lead to the development of a deficiency table due to reasons such as not eating red meat during pregnancy, not eating meat during pregnancy, or preferentially vegetarian nutrition due to misconception habits, some traditions and wrong beliefs.

Having seen the rate of up to 50-65 percent incidence of vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnant women in studies conducted in Turkey, is the subject of mothers unroll the importance of nutrition.

Daily need of vitamin B12

The daily need of vitamin B12 that the baby needs in the newborn period is 0.4 micrograms. This need should be 0.5 micrograms after 12 months. While children between the ages of 1-3 need 0.9 vitamin B12 of vitamin B12, the body needs vitamins between the ages of 4-8 is 1.2 micrograms. Between the ages of 9 and 13, there should be 1.8 micrograms, and 14 years old and above, the vitamin B12 needed by the body should be 2.4 micrograms. The most needed period is breastfeeding period and this ratio should be 2. 8 micrograms.

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