Thursday, October 01, 2009

Lack of Vitamin D in U.S. Kids “Shocking”

I remember when my daughter was born, that her pediatrician told me that I should supplement her diet with Vitamin D. She was born in November, when of course, MY Vitamin D levels were sure to be low. But I was a huge fan of breastfeeding and was told by other natural moms that doctors were crazy and that they are just trying to make breastfeeding seem like it's not enough.

That was almost seven years ago, and I have to hand it to that doctor...he was right! Researchers are now saying that we aren't getting enough Vitamin D, even when following the US Recommended Daily Allowance. Thankfully, it is easy to add Vitamin D to your diet, as well as your baby's or children's. We depend on the sun for our Vitamin D during spring and summer, but for fall and winter, add these drops to your milk or give to your baby after nursing:

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