High dose maternal vitamin D supplements, up to 4000 IU/d (10x current recommended daily intake RDI), safely increases vitamin D concentration in the blood of both mother and baby, therefore increasing the RDI of vitamin D in nursing mothers could help to prevent diseases caused by vitamin D deficiency (i.e. rickets, hypocalcemia) in the solely breast fed infant without risk of vitamin D overdose. This would effectively eliminate the need to give the infant vitamin D supplements.
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Nielson, Jessica A..
Vitamin D for Nursing Mothers: What you need to know for your baby’s health.
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