What You Should Know About Vitamin D and Your Baby

Schmidt, Christina
March 2010
Today's Diet & Nutrition;Mar2010, p18
The article discusses the need for parents to have knowledge about the importance of vitamin D for their infant's health. It mentions the dependency of infants on vitamin D for optimal bone formation and modeling. It indicates that breast-fed infants are particularly at risk for vitamin D deficiency because breast milk contains very little vitamin D. It suggests that mothers must produce vitamin D internally in response to expose to ultraviolet B sunlight.


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