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Is Your Baby Getting Enough Vitamin D?

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Think your baby is getting enough nutrients from breastfeeding and baby formula alone? Think again!

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A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that babies all over America are lacking a critical nutrient: vitamin D. The CDC's study found that 90 percent of breastfed babies and 63 percent of formula-fed babies are not receiving the right amount of vitamin D. Both groups were deficient in the vitamin.

Vitamin D is essential for building healthy bones and strong immune systems in children and adults. suggests that black parents especially should pay close attention to their baby's vitamin D intake, because people with darker pigmentation do not generate as much vitamin D when exposed to sunlight as those with lighter pigmentation do.

To ensure that your child is receiving an adequate amount of vitamin D, you can purchase vitamin D supplement drops.

For more information on where you can find vitamin D supplements, go to

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