Vitamin D content in human breast milk: a 9-mo follow-up study.

  title={Vitamin D content in human breast milk: a 9-mo follow-up study.},
  author={Susanna við Streym and Carsten Schriver H\ojskov and Ulla Kristine M\oller and Lene Heickendorff and Peter Vestergaard and Leif Mosekilde and Lars Rejnmark},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={103 1},
BACKGROUND Parents are advised to avoid the direct sun exposure of their newborns. Therefore, the vitamin D status of exclusively breastfed newborns is entirely dependent on the supply of vitamin D from breast milk. OBJECTIVES We explored concentrations of ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) (vitamin D) and 25-hydroxivitamin D2 plus D3 (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]) in foremilk and hindmilk during the first 9 mo of lactation and identified indexes of importance to… CONTINUE READING