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What is rickets in breastfeeding?

What is rickets in breastfeeding?

Vitamin D supplement: Rickets is a disease, in this case, caused by vitamin d deficiency. Breastmilk is the perfect nutrition except for the amount of vitamin d. Supplementation of vitamin d is recommended until 4 mo of age, when other stores are depleted and needing a multivitamin with iron supplement. Rickets, itself, starts with boney pain. Infants are not able to tell you that they are in pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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If I am exclusively breastfeeding, could my baby develop rickets?

Vitamin supplement : Recommendations for breast fed infants include supplementing with vitamins, polyvisol, which contains vitamin d also. Vitamin d doesn't really pass through breast milk, so has to be supplemented to the breast fed infant. Vitamin d deficiency is the most common cause of rickets. ...Read more

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Can i prevent rickets in my exclusively breast-fed child through sun exposure alone? I exclusively breast-feed my son. Is it possible to prevent rickets with sun exposure instead of giving him vitamin d drops?

Can i prevent rickets in my exclusively breast-fed child through sun exposure alone? I exclusively breast-feed my son. Is it possible to prevent rickets with sun exposure instead of giving him vitamin d drops?

Probably yes: Rickets is a metabolic bone disease related to vitamin D deficiency. It is associated with severe malnutrition, and on rare conditions, genetic defects of metabolism. Vitamin D is necessary to convert calcium to its usable, absorbable form. There are dietary sources of vitamin D as well as vitamin D conversion with sunlight exposure. Unless your child is severely malnourished, they should be ok. ...Read more

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What is rickets disease?

What is  rickets disease?

A bone growth prob.: Rickets refers to deficient mineralization of the growth plates of bone. It can be predominantly related to either deficiency of calcium or phosphorus. It is commonly treated with adequate nutrition and vitamin d therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rickets?

What are the symptoms of rickets?

Abnormal bones: Rickets is caused by severe deficiency of vitd. It causes poor growth, bone pain and bone abnormalities such as scoliosis and bowed legs. ...Read more

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Is rickets a urable disease in teenagers?

Maybe: It is treatable, but depending on the underlying cause it may not be curable. ...Read more

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Can knocked knees caused by rickets be fixed?

Can knocked knees caused by rickets be fixed?

Rickets: Fixing rickets will definitely help with knocked knees, but it will not fix it. You need to make sure to consult with your doctor to take high dose of vitamin d. ...Read more

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I am bow legged. How did i get this (not rickets)?

I am bow legged. How did i get this (not rickets)?

Bowlegged: Please consult an orthopedic surgeon if you haven't yet.Your condition may also be inherited. There's a condition called blount's disease seen in soccer players that causes bowleggedness ...Read more

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Is rickets curable? I was suffering from disease rickets, but skeleton deformities was not recover. At this age (23) is it curable?

Not as an adult : Rickets by definition is a disease of growing bones. It can be accompanied by a condition known as osteomalacia which is a failure to normally mineralize bone. If you have bone deformity as an adult from rickets as a child it is unlikely that it will ever fully correct. However, you can still improve your bone health by treating the osteomalacia. This may require calcium, phosphorus, and or vitamin d depending on the cause of the rickets. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Rickets (Definition)

Inadequate sun exposure causes rickets which is vit d deficiency. Impairs bone mineralization in kids ...Read more