Babies need extra Vitamin D.

To prevent rickets and vitamin D deficiency in healthy infants and children, 200 international units (IU) of vitamin D is needed daily.

Who needs this?  All breastfed infants unless they are weaned to at least be drinking 500 mL per day of vitamin –D fortified formula or milk.  All nonbreastfed infants who are ingesting less than 500 ml per day of vitamin D fortified formula or milk.

Children and adolescents who do not get regular sunlight exposure, do not ingest at least 500 mL  ( 2 1/2 cups) per day of vitamin D-fortified milk, or do not take a daily multivitamin supplement containing at least 200 IU of vitamin D.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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