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Vitamin D for lactating mother: How much is enough?

Posted on: April 10, 2013   by  John Cannell, MD


In medical school, I was amazed to learn that 95% of human breast milk contains little or no vitamin D. I thought, “Were paleolithic women supposed to put their newborns in a field to get sun exposure, where they would be easy prey?” It simply struck me as incongruent that nature’s perfect food contains little or no vitamin D.

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