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Why Do Breastfeeding Babies Need Vitamin D Supplements?

Vitamin D is needed for bones to grow strong.  Some babies are at risk for not having enough vitamin D. This is called a vitamin D deficiency.   Because it is hard to tell which babies might be at risk, it is recommended that all breastfed babies receive vitamin D supplements until they are eating foods other than breastmilk.

Talk to your doctor or midwife about Vitamin D supplements for your baby.   For more information go to the Canadian Pediatric Society’s website:
http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/vitamin_d