Think your baby is getting enough nutrients from breastfeeding and baby formula alone? Think again!
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. Health.com 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.vitamin D supplements, go to Essence.com.