Is The Child Getting Enough Vitamin D


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Are Your Kids Getting Enough Vitamin D?

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Children over one year of age should receive at least 600 IU/d of Vitamin D. This can also be given in supplemental form if blood levels indicate insufficiency or if it is suspected that dietary sources of Vitamin D is lacking. If you and your pediatrician decide your child should be getting a vitamin D supplement, there are plenty of kid-friendly options. For babies and toddlers, there are vitamin drops.

Chewable vitamins are fine for kids 3 and over. And of course, once a child is old enough to swallow pills, she can get her D in that form. One topic that definitely doesn’t seem to come up a lot at play dates, though, is whether or not our kids are getting enough vitamin D. It’s a biggie, though: One studydiscovered that about 9%. Babies under one should have a daily 8.5 to 10 microgram vitamin D supplement to ensure they get enough (unless they’re having more than 500ml of formula a day, as this is already fortified with vitamin D).

Easy ways to top up your child’s levels. You can also help keep your child’s vitamin D levels topped up through their diet. Vitamin D from food: Since most of the children spend their time indoors, it’s hard for their body to make enough vitamin D from sunlight. So, children should be given foods that are good sources of vitamin D. Foods that contain vitamin D naturally include salmon, liver, mushrooms and egg yolks. There is no easy way to know if the baby is getting enough because Vitamin D is especially involved with regulating calcium, and the main spot where calcium is found is in our bones and teeth.

That is why we follow the national recommendations. Milk is a good source of vitamin D, says Holick. “Super milk milk fortified with vitamin D has 5mcg of vitamin D, which the HSE recommends children have. Drinking 250ml of super milk will not. Why getting enough vitamin D in wintertime is so important caused bone diseases such as rickets in children and osteoporosis do not recommend unprotected sun exposure to boost your vitamin. Part of the confusion about whether or not you are getting enough vitamin D may be the definition of the acceptable blood level of vitamin D, clinically measured as 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D].

Normal vitamin D levels are considered more than or equal to 30 ng/ml. If vitamin D levels are between 20 to 30 ng/ml it is called vitamin D insufficiency and if less than 20 ng/ml it is vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D levels should be checked in children with celiac disease and inflammatory bowel diseases when initially diagnosed.

List of related literature:

Although 400IU/day of vitamin D prevents rickets and maintains a normal vitamin D status in the majority of infants [191], there is evidence to suggest that higher intakes may be required to reduce the prevalence of type 1 diabetes in children [192].

“Vitamin D: Two-Volume Set” by David Feldman, J. Wesley Pike, John S. Adams
from Vitamin D: Two-Volume Set
by David Feldman, J. Wesley Pike, John S. Adams
Elsevier Science, 2011

Of more concern, a recent report suggests that some infants receiving intermittent high-dose vitamin D prophylaxis may go on to develop nephrocalcinosis [10].

“Vitamin D” by David Feldman, J. Wesley Pike, Francis H. Glorieux
from Vitamin D
by David Feldman, J. Wesley Pike, Francis H. Glorieux
Elsevier Science, 2005

Exclusively breastfed infants who receive little exposure to sunlight need supplemental vitamin D. In 1998, a pivotal study was published suggesting that many more people are deficient in vitamin D than had been suspected.

“Nutrition” by Paul M. Insel, Don Ross, Kimberley McMahon, Melissa Bernstein
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by Paul M. Insel, Don Ross, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

Breastfed infants of mothers with low vitamin D status are particularly predisposed to vitamin D deficiency unless supplemented (the subject is more fully discussed in Pettifor and Prentice, 2011 [90]).

“Osteoporosis” by Robert Marcus, David W. Dempster, Jane A. Cauley, David Feldman
from Osteoporosis
by Robert Marcus, David W. Dempster, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2013

Using 1,000 IU/day (25 mcg/day) vitamin D supplementation to healthy breast-feeding mothers was not sufficient to maintain adequate vitamin D levels in the infants [115].Most investigators agree that sun exposure in moderation is safe and effective for vitamin D photosynthesis.

“Osteoporosis” by Robert Marcus, David Feldman, Dorothy Nelson, Clifford Rosen
from Osteoporosis
by Robert Marcus, David Feldman, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2007

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends vitamin D supplements for children from the first days after birth, especially for breastfed babies, continuing to the age of 18 years; this includes adding cod liver oil to the child’s diet.

“The New Public Health” by Theodore H. Tulchinsky, Elena A. Varavikova
from The New Public Health
by Theodore H. Tulchinsky, Elena A. Varavikova
Elsevier Science, 2014

Consequently, children low in vitamin D are at increased risk for frequent colds, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes, and even food allergies.

“Power of Vitamin D: A Vitamin D Book That Contains The Most Scientific, Useful And Practical Information About Vitamin D Hormone D” by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD
from Power of Vitamin D: A Vitamin D Book That Contains The Most Scientific, Useful And Practical Information About Vitamin D Hormone D
by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD
Outskirts Press, 2013

An RNI is not set for older children because the diet is not the major source of vitamin D in older children, reliance being made on adequate sunlight exposure.

“Pediatric Bone: Biology and Diseases” by Francis H. Glorieux, John M. Pettifor, Harald Juppner
from Pediatric Bone: Biology and Diseases
by Francis H. Glorieux, John M. Pettifor, Harald Juppner
Elsevier Science, 2011

In the United States, milk is fortified with vitamin D to ensure that children receive adequate vitamin D. Because human milk typically contains low levels of vitamin D, breastfed infants can develop rickets if they do not receive vitamin D supplementation.

“Clinical Chemistry E-Book: Fundamentals and Laboratory Techniques” by Donna Larson
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by Donna Larson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

I believe infants and small children need sunlight as much as older folks, and should get their 10–15 minutes a day in the sun, but similarly, those living in northern latitudes need to be supplemented with vitamin D in the winter months.

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  • Spot on message! I work with the affects of vitamin n deficiency every day. With the advent of the corona virus precautions, I’m amazed at how many co workers are only worried about themselves. Definitely vitamin N deficiency! Spot on. It is a particularly unattractive trait in an adult!

  • We all (us wise good people) know if you don’t use vitamin N, and instead just try to be a “friend” to your child, your raising Eric Cartman. Yep. The only authority he knows, is his own authority. So quit sugar-coating the fact that you and/or your child is fat, because I know you’ll eat that too.

  • Very good. This guy is, no doubt, a rarity in his profession where the norm is to tell boys they can turn into girls and girls they can turn into boys. Whatever you want dear…

  • What if, due to social stigmatisation and unequal accessibility to income, a black child is unable to get anything due to their parents being isolated by a white dominated system?

    Or is that not in the class-work your juvenile audience is taught?

  • You know I’ve only broken 1 iPad and didn’t get a new one for months and my old I pad still worked but had a cracked screen so I had to use it sneakily until I got a new iPad and I never broke another iPad again and the only reason also btw the iPad I got to replace tho old one was the iPad Air 2 and now I got an iPad Pro from Christmas

  • I agree when it comes to giving them material things without them doing something for it but children don’t need authoritarian direction. They need good examples as parents, advice based on their parents’ personal stories, plenty of opportunity to discover the world and themselves, and only help and restrictions if they are really necessary for their very basic security. They should learn self-responsability through freedom and inspiration. They should be adviced but rarely practically helped.

  • Conservatives should stop whining about “government oppression”. At least those officials are elected in a democratic process. Any person could be a parent, and that itself leads to disaster. Conservatives love government and don’t even know it. To lower population and “make cities great again“, the government should come up with financial incentives for people not to have kids. Outside of that, all authority should be rejected, whether that be government authority or not. This includes social norms and religious pressures. True libertarianism is the complete rejection of all authority, and only government intervention when absolutely necessary. Conservatives love their government making weed and gambling illegal, yet they say they don’t love it. Overpopulation is that big of a problem that we now need government. Parental corruption is worse than an authoritarian government. We have 2 options: let the elected government officials control kids, or let the kids control themselves. “All authority must be questioned” is a great quote, and whoever doesn’t agree is truly stupid.

  • I grew up with kids in an upper-middle-class neighborhood, whose parents all made pretty good money. But me and my siblings were the only ones who didn’t get an allowance while all the other kids in the neighborhood did. We had to work jobs either mowing neighbors lawns or shoveling driveways in the winter time before we were 16 and worked summer jobs from that point on to make any kind of money. We were jealous of all those other kids back then, but are very grateful for the lesson that taught us later.

  • sunblock is BS. if they are in a very sunny place for long hours cover them up. sun block is full of chemicals which do harm to the body. we have lived in the sun for as long as we existed, now all of a sudden we are supposed to believe we are allergic to it? BS!

  • Humans. First they create children. Then they complain children have wants.
    “Appease my desire to have children, then go work for 40 years for the rich so they can drink their martinis on a yacht in Malta.”

  • I’m fine with “no”.
    But I hate “Because I said so”.
    Most of the time when I ask for explanation, It’s just because I want to know why. Not because I don’t want to do it or argue with you.
    Please parents just explain why you made you decision to your kids, they will probably listen to you more.

  • The situation is worse than stated.
    The report defined <15 ng/mL as deficient 1529 ng/mL insufficient.
    Most concerned parents would say any level below which actual measurable damage was occuring in their child was a deficiency state.
    Therefore it is more reasonable to state that everyone under 30ng/mL is DEFICIENT.
    Insufficiency is where the body doesn't have sufficient D3 to store for emergencies but just meets daily needs.
    Watch Heaney's video

    Whats a Vitamin D Deficiency?

  • If you ask me, a lot of today’s entitled SJWs and lazy bums probably never got enough Vitamin N. When parents fail to discipline, it creates children that don’t believe in hard work, sacrifice, and motivation. They rely on materialistic happiness to fulfill them, because their parents refused to let their child be unhappy for even five minutes in order to teach them about life. When you aren’t raised with enough no’s, you believe that things like money, post-graduate education, and job opportunities should merely be handed to you, regardless of earning it. The point is, discipline works, and failing to incorporate it in raising kids can result in some major behavioral issues.

  • I’m an 11 year old who just got this ad. I have a long way before I even have children. I agree. What I would do, is give the child the chance to get something, they just have to work for it. Whether it be a chore, being nice to visitors and family member, etc, they can get the things they want. Of course, limits are still standing, that vitamin N is gonna kick in. But things like the latest phone, parts for a computer, a game, etc, will be given to them from chores. I might even go as far as making them pay for their stuff. Of course, I’ll get them a bed, dresser, a lamp, and a desk, but the things they WANT are gonna cost them. The things that they need like medicine and food will always be available to them.