In today’s episode, Dr. Hollis discusses vitamin D testing and the importance of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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A recent study recommends vitamin D supplementation for children who are still breastfeeding after their first birthday.
A new randomized controlled trial reports, if you dose adequately, the breastfeeding mother can provide vitamin D in her breast milk by either single large monthly dose or by daily supplementation.
In March of 2013, researchers did a systematic review of the literature on the amount of vitamin D a lactating woman needs to maintain adequate vitamin D levels in infants.
Everything you need to know about vitamin D during pregnancy and breastfeeding and how much your baby needs.
Researchers at the University of Auckland recently found that vitamin D deficiency is quite common in exclusively breastfed infants in New Zealand.
Professors Carol Wagner and Bruce Hollis have written a book discussing the history of vitamin D, metabolism of the vitamin, and vitamin D requirements in pregnancy, lactation, and infancy.
Researchers in Turkey report that despite recommended daily vitamin D supplementation, the rate of vitamin D deficiency is high in 4-month-old breastfed infants.
Dr Cannell reviews past research by Professors Wagner, Hollis and colleagues examining vitamin D levels in breastfeeding mothers and infants.
Dr. Cannell reviews a study from a Polish group that examine if the 400 IU daily vitamin D recommendation for infants is adequate.