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March 1983

Thyroid Function Tests in Neonates Fed Human Milk

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Hahn) and Clinical Pathology (Dr Spiekerman), Scott and White Clinic, Texas A & M University College of Medicine, and the Department of Pediatrics, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation (Drs Otto and Hossalla), Temple.

Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(3):220-222. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140290012003

• Serum concentrations of thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), T3-resin uptake, thyroid-stimulating hormone, and thyroxine-binding globulin were measured in 2- to 3-week-old babies, 22 fed human milk and 25 fed formula. Levels of T4 and T3 were significantly greater in breast-fed babies than in formula-fed babies.

(Am J Dis Child 1983;137:220-222)