Lipid‐based nutrient supplements for maternal, birth, and infant developmental outcomes

Document Type



Paediatrics and Child Health


Background: Ready-to-use lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) are a highly nutrient-dense supplement, which could be a good source of macroand micronutrients for pregnant women who need to supplement their nutrient intake. Objectives: To assess the effects of LNS for maternal, birth and infant outcomes in pregnant women. Secondary objectives were to explore the most appropriate composition, frequency and duration of LNS administration.
Search methods: In May 2018, we searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, 22 other databases and two trials registers for any published and ongoing studies. We also checked the reference lists of included studies and relevant reviews, and we contacted the authors of included studies and other experts in the field to identify any studies we may have missed, including any unpublished studies.
Selection criteria: We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs that compared LNS given in pregnancy to no intervention, placebo, iron folic acid (IFA), multiple micronutrients (MMN) or nutritional counselling.
Data collection and analysis: We used standard Cochrane procedures


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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews