Rickets in Infants attributable to low intake of Vitamin D and decreased exposure to sunlight continues to be reported significantly in south-east Asia and india1. Apart from this role the new evidence suggests a vital role of Vitamin D in maintaining innate immunity and prevention of infection, Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, leukemia and Diabetes Mellitus.
1.Dawodu A, Agarwal m, Hossain M, Kochiyil, Zayed R, Hypovitaminosis D and Vitamin D deficiency in exclusively breast-feeding infants and their mothers in summer: a justification for vitamin D supplementation of breastfeeding infants. J Pediatr 2003;142:168-73
2.Carol L, Wagner, Frank R, Greer, an the section on Breastfeeding and committee on Nutrition. Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D deficiency in infants, children and adolescents. Pediatrics.2008;122:1142-52.
Recommended dose 5000 IU/ml each day or as directed by Physician.