Iodine is important for the normal development of a baby's brain and nervous system.
A daily supplement that includes 150 micrograms of iodine is recommended for women when planning pregnancy, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.*
*National Health and Medical Research Council (2010), NHMRC Public Statement: Iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Two posters to raise awareness about the importance of iodine supplements which can be displayed in health services can be downloaded: