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What is rickets in breastfeeding?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Vitamin D is low
Vitamin d doesn't pass to a significant extent through breast milk.
Without vitamin supplementation, breast fed infants will become vitamin d deficient. When levels are low enough that bone cannot mineralize, rickets will develop.

In brief: Vitamin D is low
Vitamin d doesn't pass to a significant extent through breast milk.
Without vitamin supplementation, breast fed infants will become vitamin d deficient. When levels are low enough that bone cannot mineralize, rickets will develop.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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