Warning to pregnant and breastfeeding women: seaweed soup
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Warning to pregnant and breastfeeding women: seaweed soup*

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Title: PDF logo Warning to pregnant and breastfeeding women: seaweed soup (PDF file - 213 KB) (Links to English resource)
Summary: Information pamphlet warning women of the extremely high levels of iodine in seaweed soup, this soup is often given to pregnant and breastfeeding women from Korea, Japan and some parts of China in the belief that it increases breastmilk supply. This soup can have iodine level hundreds of times higher than the recommended daily intake. High levels of iodine intake can cause hypothyroidism in newborn babies.
Organisation: NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Publishing date: January 2011
Last reviewed: January 2016
Target audience: Women

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