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Does Your Baby Really Need Vitamin D?

on April 30, 2014 in Breastfeeding, Vitamin D supplements

Vitamin D is known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”.   Actually vitamin D is actually a hormone manufactured by the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Dietary sources also provide some vitamin D; fatty fish, especially salmon, herring, and tuna, provide high amounts of the vitamin if they are eaten two to three times a week. Some other foods, such as cow’s milk, orange juice, and dry cereal, are “fortified” with small amounts of vitamin D.

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