Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Why should U.S. pregnant moms take iodine supplements?

U.S. salt intake has shifted from table salt to processed foods. Gourmet salt, sea salt and salt in processed foods is not iodized. Because of this change, new iodine deficiencies may be showing up. This is important for pregnant moms, as iodine is essential to support the baby's brain development. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson reviews new AAP recommendations for iodine supplements.