Vitamin D Nutritional Status of Exclusively Breast Fed Infants and Their Mothers

Seth, A.; Marwaha, R. K.; Singla, B.; Aneja, S.; Mehrotra, P.; Sastry, A.; Khurana, M. L.; Mani, K.; Sharma, B.; Tandon, N.
March 2009
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Mar2009, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p241
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which evaluated the vitamin D status of lactating mothers and their breast fed infants. Delayed growth, reduced bone ossification and alteration in calcium metabolism during the neonatal period are some of the effects of maternal vitamin D deficiency on the offspring. A total of 180 healthy mothers and their 2-24 weeks old breast fed infants were recruited for the study. The study found a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in breastfeeding mothers and their infants.


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