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Build Your Tot's Bones With Vitamin D

Build Your Tot's Bones With Vitamin D

Children may be the sunshine of our lives, but they are not getting enough exposure to the source itself. Following the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics to double lil ones' daily dose of Vitamin D a year and a half ago, a new study shows that few kids are actually receiving the recommended dosage. In this week's edition of Pediatrics, researchers found that only 1-13 percent of infants under 1 year old receive Vitamin D drops and that exclusively breastfed babies had lowest levels of the vitamin in their system (only 5-13 percent received the daily amount).

Scientists are urging doctors and parents to reevaluate their intake of Vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk of rickets, bone problems, heart disease, cholesterol issues, and diabetes.

Do you give your tot a Vitamin D supplement?

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MonkiChriz MonkiChriz 7 years
My 5 month old gets Poly-Vita drops which includes Vitamin D. Our pediatrician recommended that he get the drops plus 15 minutes of sun daily.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
She does. Every pediatrician gives out Vitamin d supplements for infants. Their free here in Germany (thanks to our great health care system)
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