The Importance of Vitamin D for Mother and Child






Nutrition is of the utmost importance throughout a woman’s pregnancy and while breastfeeding to ensure mother and child are getting all their essential nutrients. One such nutrient to pay attention to is Vitamin D, which plays a critical role in development and continued health. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble Vitamin, which means the body stores it for use later on.  The main source of Vitamin D is from daily unprotected exposure to the sun, but […]

Do babies really need vitamins?






In most cases, breast milk or formula provides just about everything a baby needs for the first four to six months. HOWEVER, the exception is vitamin D, which is recommended as a supplement for breastfed babies and babies who drink less than 32 ounces of formula per day. After age 4 to 6 months, as your baby’s diet gradually changes from an all-liquid diet to one that contains more and more solid food, your doctor […]