Vitamin D Supplementation

Newborn / Baby Care & Feeding

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Vitamin D Supplementation

Research shows that sufficient levels of vitamin D are not only important to bone health, but also play an important role in the prevention of diseases, including infection, autoimmune diseases, certain forms of cancer and type 2 diabetes. Advanced Pediatrics joins the AAP in recommending:

  • All breastfed infants (over 2 weeks of age) take 400 IU of vitamin D supplementation daily. This should be continued until infant is weaned to 1,000 ml (approximately 34 oz) daily of vitamin D fortified formula or whole milk.
  • All infants (over 2 weeks of age) /children/adolescents who drink less than 1,000 ml (approximately 34 oz) daily of vitamin D fortified formula or milk should receive a vitamin D supplement of 400 IU/day.



Written by Advanced Pediatric Associates

Reviewed November 2015

 


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Disclaimer:  If you are not a patient of Advanced Pediatric Associates, we recommend that you consult with your own physician regarding health concerns. This information is provided as a guide to our patients, but in no way replaces the advice given by our staff. Occasionally, advice given by our providers or nurse line may vary slightly from that offered by Pediatric Web and its contributors. If you are unsure of any issue regarding your child's health, please call our Patient Care Line at (303) 699-6200. 

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