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Why do babies and older children need vitamin d?
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: PEOPLE need it
Not just babies and children.
The reason we need it is that our skin makes it when exposed to sunlight in the proper wavelength. When you live in a temperate climate and spend much of your time indoors and/or clothed, you are likely deficient. Vitamin D isn't just for bones. It acts as a hormone that helps to regulate the immune system, and you shouldn't be without it.

In brief: PEOPLE need it
Not just babies and children.
The reason we need it is that our skin makes it when exposed to sunlight in the proper wavelength. When you live in a temperate climate and spend much of your time indoors and/or clothed, you are likely deficient. Vitamin D isn't just for bones. It acts as a hormone that helps to regulate the immune system, and you shouldn't be without it.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics
In brief: Deficiency
Babies are dependent on milk , and breast milk is deficient in Vit D, hence the need for supplementation .

In brief: Deficiency
Babies are dependent on milk , and breast milk is deficient in Vit D, hence the need for supplementation .
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Dr. Shalini Sethi
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: For good health
All humans need vitamin d.
Unless you or your child is out in the sun when it is strong enough to get a slight sunburn, you will not have enough vitamin d. Vit d helps prevent infections including colds and the flu. It may also help prevent diabetes and obesity in children and adults.

In brief: For good health
All humans need vitamin d.
Unless you or your child is out in the sun when it is strong enough to get a slight sunburn, you will not have enough vitamin d. Vit d helps prevent infections including colds and the flu. It may also help prevent diabetes and obesity in children and adults.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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