Infants breastfed without vitamin D supplementation at increased risk for deficiency

Adams, Stacey L.; Haigh, Christen; Kalvaitis, Katie
August 2008
Endocrine Today;8/10/2008, Vol. 6 Issue 14, p23
The article discusses a study of infants and toddlers to determine whether skin pigmentation, sun exposure, breast feeding or vitamin D deficiency affects 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations. Results showed that vitamin D deficiency was present in 44 patients and seven has severe deficiency. It also found that the risk for vitamin D deficiency was increased in infants who were breastfed without supplementation.


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