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Vitamin B12 in Pregnancy and Infancy

For women with antenatal depression, micronutrients might help them and their babies – new study
Godfrey et al 2023 - Maternal B-vitamin and vitamin D status before, during, and after pregnancy and the influence of supplementation preconception and during pregnancy
Niklewicz A et al 2023 - The importance of vitamin B12 for individuals choosing plant-based diets
The Shrinking Brain and the Global Mental Health Crisis
Critical Brain Nutrients: Evidence that Current Dietary Advice Harms Mental Health – and Potential Solutions
Chouraqui J et al 2023 - Risk Assessment of Micronutrients Deficiency in Vegetarian or Vegan Children: Not So Obvious
Research calls for DHA supplementation in vegetarian breastfeeding mothers
Ureta-Velasco N et al 2023 - Human Milk Composition and Nutritional Status of Omnivore Human Milk Donors Compared with Vegetarian/Vegan Lactating Mothers
Breton-Larrivée M et al 2023 - Mitigating the detrimental developmental impact of early fetal alcohol exposure using a maternal methyl donor-enriched diet
Can certain nutrients protect against the effects of fetal alcohol exposure?
Researchers find strong evidence for prenatal vitamins, but find few products that meet recommendations
Adams J et al 2022 - Evidence based recommendations for an optimal prenatal supplement for women in the US: vitamins and related nutrients
New research shows the importance of consuming enough vitamin B12 in pregnancy
Golding J et al 2020 - Maternal prenatal vitamin B12 intake is associated with speech development and mathematical abilities in childhood
Samavat et al 2019 - Vitamin B12 Deficiency Leads To Fatty Acid Metabolism Dysregulation and Increased pro-inflammatory cytokine production in Human Adipocytes and in Maternal Subcutaneous and Omental Adipose Tissue
Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to obesity during pregnancy
Morton et al 2019 - Maternal Dietary Intake of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Correlates Positively with Regional Brain Volumes in 1-Month-Old Term Infants
Could It Be B12?
Sebastiani et al 2019 - The Effects of Vegetarian and Vegan Diet during Pregnancy on the Health of Mothers and Offspring
Nutrients in child's first 1,000 days key for neurodevelopment
Schwarzenberg and Georgieff 2018 - Advocacy for Improving Nutrition in the First 1000 Days To Support Childhood Development and Adult Health
Iannotti et al 2017 - Eggs early in complementary feeding increase choline pathway biomarkers and DHA
Eggs improve biomarkers related to infant brain development
Yan et al 2017 - Association between Duration of Folic Acid Supplementation during Pregnancy and Risk of Postpartum Depression
4 July 2017 - Nutraingredients - High folate, low B12 combo doubles maternal diabetes risk
Lai et al 2017 - High folate and low vitamin B12 status during pregnancy is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus
Everything you need to know about vitamin B12 deficiency
24 January 2017 - Sciencedaily - Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth: Lack of vitamin B12 is associated with increased risk of preterm births, across a range of countries and socioeconomic conditions
Rogne et al 2017 - Associations of Maternal Vitamin B12 Concentration in Pregnancy With the Risks of Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Individual Participant Data.
Ars et al 2016 - Prenatal folate, homocysteine and vitamin B12 levels and child brain volumes, cognitive development and psychological functioning
Diet, nutrition essential for mental health
Chong et al 2014, Relationships of maternal folate and vitamin B12 status during pregnancy with perinatal depression: The GUSTO study
Boeke et al 2013 - Choline intake during pregnancy and child cognition at age 7 years
Baumgartner 2013 - Vitamin-responsive disorders: cobalamin, folate, biotin, vitamins B1 and E
Wu et al 2012 - Early second trimester maternal plasma choline and betaine are related to measures of early cognitive development in term infants
Guez et al 2012 - Severe vitamin B12 deficiency in an exclusively breastfed 5-month-old Italian infant born to a mother receiving multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy.
Leung & Kaplan 2009 - Perinatal depression: prevalence, risks, and the nutrition link--a review of the literature.
Zeisel 2009 - Is maternal diet supplementation beneficial? Optimal development of infant depends on mother's diet.
Molloy et al 2008 - Effects of folate and vitamin B12 deficiencies during pregnancy on fetal, infant, and child development.
Dror & Allen 2008 - Effect of vitamin B12 deficiency on neurodevelopment in infants: current knowledge and possible mechanisms.
Katzen-Luchenta 2007 - The declaration of nutrition, health, and intelligence for the child-to-be.
Weiss et al 2004 - Severe vitamin B12 deficiency in an infant associated with a maternal deficiency and a strict vegetarian diet.
Stabler & Allen 2004 - Vitamin B12 deficiency as a worldwide problem.
Refsum 2001 - Folate, vitamin B12 and homocysteine in relation to birth defects and pregnancy outcome.
von Schenck et al 1997 - Persistence of neurological damage induced by dietary vitamin B-12 deficiency in infancy.
Lovblad et al 1997 - Retardation of myelination due to dietary vitamin B12 deficiency: cranial MRI findings
Graham et al 1992 - Long-term neurologic consequences of nutritional vitamin B12 deficiency in infants.
Doyle et al 1989 - Nutritional vitamin B12 deficiency in infancy: three case reports and a review of the literature.
Stollhoff & Schulte 1987 - Vitamin B12 and brain development.