Serum Zinc Levels of Healthy Nigerian Infants in the First Six Months of Lactation
AbstractObjective: To establish the serum zinc levels in Nigerian children in the first six months of lactation.
Materials and methods: This was a cross sectional study. Serum zinc levels were assessed in 120 healthy breast fed infants in the first six months of lactation. Atomic absorption spectrophotometer was used for the analysis.
Results: The average serum zinc level obtained is 1.21ug/ml.
Conclusions: The mean serum zinc level obtained is appropriate for the infants as their growth was satisfactory and no signs of zinc deficiency were noted.
Key Words: Breast fed infants, serum zinc level.
Journal of College of Medicine Vol.9(1) 2004: 40-41