Abstract:OBJECTIVE: To study the breastfeeding history (BF) and the anthropometric status of children
with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 357 children with SCD aged between 2 and 6 years,
regularly followed at a Newborn Screening Reference Service (NSRS) between
November 2007 and January 2009. The outcome was anthropometric status and the
exposures were: BF pattern, type of hemoglobinopathy and child's age and gender.
RESULTS: The mean (SD) age was 3.7 (1.1) years, 52.9% were boys and 53… Show more
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