Vitamin D for Infants

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

 Vitamin D for Infants

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.

20 April 2011