Maternal vitamin D supplementation to meet the needs of the breastfed infant: a systematic review.

@article{Thiele2013MaternalVD,
  title={Maternal vitamin D supplementation to meet the needs of the breastfed infant: a systematic review.},
  author={Doria K Thiele and Jeanine L Senti and Cindy Miller Anderson},
  journal={Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          163-70
        }
}
Maternal vitamin D insufficiency during lactation, related to lack of sun exposure and minimal intake of vitamin D from the diet, contributes to low breast milk vitamin D content and, therefore, infant vitamin D deficiency. The objective of this review was to examine the literature regarding evidence for achieving maternal vitamin D status that promotes sufficient vitamin D transfer from mother to infant exclusively from breast milk. PubMed and CINAHL databases were searched using the terms… CONTINUE READING
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