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Spanish Paediatric Association: 'even though following a vegetarian diet at any age does not necessarily mean it is unsafe, it is advisable for infant & young children to follow an omnivorous diet or, at least, an ovo-lacto-vegetarian diet' ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31866234
German Society for Paediatric & Adolescent Medicine: 'mothers with vegan or vegetarian diets need to take vit B12 supplements, preferably combined with other critical nutrients such as Fe, Zn, I, vit D & DHA .. to prevent serious clinical complications' ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
French Pediatric Hepatology/Gastroenterology/Nutrition Group: the 'craze for vegan diets has an effect on the pediatric population [It] does not provide all micronutrient requirements &exposes children to..deficiencies [that] can have serious consequences' ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31615715
'Maternal undernutrition [vitD/B12/Ca/DHA] may potentially alter fetal growth trajectory by modifying placental weight & nutrient transfer capacity...plant-based diets during pregnancy & lactation require a strong [nutritional] awareness'
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@RosaSorribas Argentinian Hospital Nacional de Pediatría SAMIC: 'vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most serious complications of vegetarianism and its variants. Infants born to vegan mothers are at greater risk of serious deficiency'

@RosaSorribas Tenon Hospital, France: 'Vegan Diet as a Neglected Cause of Severe Megaloblastic Anemia and Psychosis'

'Physicians should be aware of veganism as a cause of vitamin B12 deficiency with possible severe anemia and psychiatric symptoms' amjmed.com/article/S0002-…
@RosaSorribas AMA & the American Academy of Pediatrics both reaffirmed 'the importance of choline during pregnancy & lactation...Because choline is found predominantly in animal-derived foods, vegetarians & vegans may have a greater risk for inadequacy' ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30853718
@RosaSorribas 'Whereas vegan food is vit B12 deprived, the biggest challenge remains the vit B12 substitution in pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers & children at any age. Specific management by pediatricians [is] required for children under a vegan diet' ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30762997
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