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Maternal vitamin D status: effect on milk vitamin D content and vitamin D status of breastfeeding infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22585912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are increasing reports of rickets and vitamin D deficiency worldwide. Breastfeeding without adequate sunlight exposure and vitamin D supplementation are the major risk factors. In view of the drive to promote and increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding, the relationship among maternal vitamin D status, vitamin D concentration of human milk, and hence vitamin D status of breastfeeding infants deserves reassessment. This review provides current information on the interrelationship between maternal vitamin D status and the vitamin D status of the breastfeeding infant. It also reviews the results of ongoing research on the effect of high-dose maternal vitamin D supplementation alone as a possible option to prevent vitamin D deficiency in the breastfeeding mother-infant dyad.
Adekunle Dawodu; Reginald C Tsang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2012-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.)     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2156-5376     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Nutr     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-15     Completed Date:  2012-10-01     Revised Date:  2013-06-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101540874     Medline TA:  Adv Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Global Child Health Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Dietary Supplements*
Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / drug effects
Milk, Human / chemistry*
Nutritional Status
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Rickets / etiology,  prevention & control
Vitamin D / administration & dosage*,  blood*
Vitamin D Deficiency / complications,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
1406-16-2/Vitamin D

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