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Vitamin D recommendations for US infants

Friday, March 26th, 2010

In November 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) doubled the recommended daily intake of vitamin D for infants and children, from 200 international units (IU) per day (2003 recommendation) to 400 IU per day.

In a new study published in Pediatrics, many US infants are not getting the adequate amount of vitamin D they need based on that 2008 AAP recommendation. If you’re breastfeeding or your baby consumes less than 1 L/day of infant formula talk to your pediatrician about starting an oral vitamin D supplement. They’re not expensive and you can get them over-the-counter.

We have a couple of archived posts on vitamin D if you’re interested in learning more. Click here or here.