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Infant-Child

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Having a good level of vitamin D cuts in half the amount of:

Need even more IUs of vitamin D to get a good level if;

  • Have little vitamin D: premie, twin, mother did not get much sun access
  • Get little vitamin D: dark skin, little access to sun
  • Vitamin D is consumed faster than normal due to sickness
  • Older (need at least 100 IU/kilogram, far more if obese)
  • Not get any vitamin D from formula (breast fed) or (fortified) milk
    Note – formula does not even provide 400 IU of vitamin D daily

Infants-Children need Vitamin D

  • Sun is great – well known for 1,000’s of years.
    US govt (1934) even said infants should be out in the sun
  • One country recommended 2,000 IU daily for decades – with no known problems
  • As with adults, infants and children can have loading doses and rarely need tests
  • Daily dose appears to be best, but monthly seems OK
  • Vitamin D is typically given to infants in the form of drops
       big difference in taste between brands
       can also use water-soluable form of vitamin D in milk, food, juice,
  • Infants have evolved to get a big boost of vitamin D immediately after birth
    Colostrum has 3X more vitamin D than breast milk - provided the mother has any vitamin D to spare
  • 100 IU per kg of infant July 2011, Poland etc.
    1000 IU per 25 lbs.jpg
    More than 100 IU/kg is probably better

Getting Vitamin D into infants

Many infants reject vitamin D drops, even when put on nipple
I speculate that the rejection is due to one or more of: additives, taste, and oils.
Infants have a hard time digesting oils, 1999  1997   and palm oils W.A. Price 1 2 3
Coconut oil, such as in D-Drops, is digested by infants. 1,   2   3
Bio-Tech Pharmacal Vitamin D has NO additves, taste, oil
One capsule of 50,000 Bio-Tech Pharmacal Vitamin D could be stirred into monthly formula
   this would result in ~1,600 IUs per day for infant, and higher dose with weight/age/formula consumption

Learn how Vitamin D is essential for good health
  Watch a 5 minute video "Does Less Sun Mean more Disease?"
  Browse for other Health Problems and D in left column or here
  see also Supplementing and More in the menu at the top of very page


20 Most-visited pages in Infant-Child category in VitaminDWiki

Id Page Hits Last modification Creator Categories
1604 Allergy - Overview 41921
10 Aug, 2017 15:02
admin Breathing
Autoimmune
Youth
Infant-Child
1129 ADHD and Vitamin D Deficiency 38394
06 Sep, 2017 23:07
admin Pregnancy
Infant-Child
Vitamin D and Omega-3
1049 Jaundice and vitamin D 28987
13 Sep, 2016 21:41
admin Pregnancy
Infant-Child
3095 Concern about accidentally giving infant too much liquid vitamin D – Aug 2012 27854
07 Dec, 2016 10:12
admin Toxicity of Vitamin D
Infant-Child
5049 2000 IU of vitamin D should improve toddlers health in winter – RCT almost completed Feb 2014 26995
03 Oct, 2017 12:10
admin Breathing
Intervention
Infant-Child
2441 Congestive heart failure in infants virtually cured by 1000 IU of vitamin D – RCT Feb 2012 16601
20 Oct, 2015 16:21
admin Cardiovascular
Intervention
Infant-Child
2291 Mother and father on trial for infant death – set free – death was due to rickets – Dec 2011 12434
18 Aug, 2014 12:35
admin Rickets
Infant-Child
5964 Growing pains reduced 60 percent by vitamin D supplementation – March 2014 10950
05 Jan, 2017 08:29
admin Pain - chronic
Intervention
Infant-Child
3581 UVB added in classroom reduced cavities, increased height, increased academics. etc 9599
21 Dec, 2015 23:24
admin UV and Vitamin D
Dental
Intervention
Top news
Infant-Child
2966 Acute lower respiratory infection 5X more frequent with low vitamin D intake – June 2012 9073
20 Mar, 2015 13:28
admin Breathing
Top news
Infant-Child
4845 Breast milk resulted in 20 ng of vitamin D for infant if mother had taken 5,000 IU daily – RCT Dec 2013 8547
12 Sep, 2017 00:42
admin Pregnancy
Intervention
Infant-Child
Intervention - non daily
4297 Hypothesis: recent increases in flat-headed infants is due to low vitamin D – July 2013 8071
02 May, 2014 12:04
admin Infant-Child
741 Arab pre-term infants often have less than 10 ng of vitamin D - 2010 8062
25 Jun, 2012 22:17
admin Pregnancy
Middle East
Infant-Child
4133 30 percent fewer infections of middle ear (otitis media) with 1000 IU of vitamin D – RCT May 2013 7882
19 Mar, 2017 03:33
admin Immunity
Intervention
Top news
Infant-Child
4170 Opportunity to give 400 IU of vitamin D to children at risk of rickets 7820
06 Sep, 2015 15:33
admin Pregnancy
Rickets
Top news
Infant-Child
2414 Nutritional Rickets in Denmark especially among immigrant children- Feb 2012 7534
05 Feb, 2013 13:29
admin Rickets
Vitamin D in Europe
Infant-Child
1757 Recommend 100 IU of vitamin D per kg of infant - Poland July 2011 7252
26 Nov, 2016 21:26
admin How much Vitamin D
Vitamin D in Europe
Infant-Child
4233 Fastest bone growth occurs before age 2 7163
24 Jun, 2013 02:51
admin Infant-Child
2752 Sunlight for babies – US Govt 1933 7096
09 Oct, 2017 01:23
admin Rickets
Top news
Infant-Child
4264 Child bone conference: many vitamin D and ricket abstracts – June 2013 6834
08 Jul, 2013 17:13
admin Rickets
Infant-Child


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items in BOTH of categories: Infant-Child and Trauma/Surgery


items in BOTH of categories: Infant-Child and Breathing


items in BOTH of categories: Infant-Child and Obesity


Infant-Child Intervention trials using Vitamin D:


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Here are all of the Infant/Child articles

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