Vitamin D for Infants

Vitamin D supplements for infants are being recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.


 Vitamin D for Infants
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In a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 5% to 37% of newborns met the American Academy of Pediatrics standard for vitamin D intake—whether they were breast-fed or bottle-fed. But only 1% to 13% of infants get vitamin D drops as a supplement.


Vitamin D is important for bone development, and vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased risk for respiratory infections and Type 1 Diabetes.


Source:
www.bottomlinesecrets.com
20 April 2011

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