IVACG Statement: Safe Doses of Vitamin A During Pregnancy and Lactation

Alnwick D, Arthur P, Dary O, Davidson FR, Horwitz A, Mejia L, Reddy V, Smitasiri S, Sommer A, West C, West KP
January 1, 1998

IVACG addresses how to safely supplement pregnant and breast feeding women with vitamin A in areas of endemic vitamin A deficiency. Intervention programs to meet vitamin A needs of fertile women must adjust dose levels and timing to ensure safety during pregnancy and lactation. This statement is based on reviewed material and updates recommendations IVACG made in 1986.

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