Breastfed babies may be deficient in Vitamin D, reveals study

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For most mothers who exclusively breastfeed their babies, this study could be a damper. Read on to know what your balanced diet should look like.

There are mixed opinions on exclusively breastfeeding babies till they turn six-months. While a majority believe that, a mother’s milk has all the nutrition a baby would ever need, according to this report, a new study suggests something else. Apparently, breastfed infants may not be getting enough of vitamin D, as their mothers choose not to to give them supplement drops.

Most paediatricians suggest that mothers must exclusively breastfeed infants until at least six months of age. According to them it can reduce the risk of infections in babies and even lessen the probability of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). However, the new study seems to have a different take.

Since breastmilk doesn’t contain enough vitamin D required by a baby, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that nursing mums give their babies a daily dose of Vitamin D supplements. If not, the mum can consume the relevant dose of Vitamin D supplements daily, so that the baby gets his share.

So, can a mother ensure that the baby is getting his dose of nutrition by having a proper, balanced diet? Continue reading to find out.

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