Prevalence and risk factors for low vitamin D status among breastfeeding mother–infant dyads in an environment with abundant sunshine

@inproceedings{Salameh2016PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for low vitamin D status among breastfeeding mother–infant dyads in an environment with abundant sunshine},
  author={Khalil Mohd Khalil Salameh and Najah Saleh Ali Al-Janahi and Adriana M Reedy and Adekunle Dawodu},
  booktitle={International journal of women's health},
  year={2016}
}
PURPOSE Evaluation of vitamin D (vD) status and risk factors for low vD among breastfeeding mother-infant dyads in a population at high risk for vD deficiency. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We measured serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and parathyroid hormone at 1 month postpartum in 60 consecutive exclusively breastfeeding Arab mother-infant dyads enrolled in a high dose vD supplementation study to prevent vD deficiency in Doha, Qatar, (latitude 25°N) during summer months. Data were collected on… CONTINUE READING
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