Now famous for its fundamental role in our well-being – for adults as well as kids – vitamin D3 is also a must for tiny babies. In fact, Health Canada recommends giving breastfed babies 400 IU (10 mcg) of vitamin D per day until the age of 1, or until the infant’s diet includes at least 400 IU (10 mcg) of vitamin D from other sources.
But, as you probably know by now, getting babies to ingest anything is no easy feat. This is where vitamin D3 drops come in so handy! In a tiny amount that disappears onto the nipple – breast or bottle – your baby gets the exact daily dose of the sunny vitamin without even noticing!
60 drops 2.5 mL
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 400 IU (10 mcg)
That means you can be sure your child is receiving the same, precise dose of vitamin D3 in each drop – no measuring required.
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Why give your child a vitamin D3 supplement?
Vitamin D3 is an important ingredient in your child’s healthy development.
Vitamin D3 helps the body absorb and use calcium and phosphorus for strong bones and teeth.
But, vitamin D3 is not naturally found in many commonly eaten foods. Although it is added to many foods (including cow’s milk, margarine and fortified orange juice, for example), about 10% of Canadians are deficient in vitamin D3.
Rickets – a disease that develops as the result of vitamin D3 deficiency – can affect bone growth in children
that all breastfed babies are given a vitamin D3 supplement of 400 IU (10 mcg) per day.
Research has shown that those not taking a vitamin D3 supplement have double the rate of deficiency compared to those who do take a supplement. For babies, vitamin D3 supplements should be given from birth until at least their first birthday, or until their diet includes at least 400 IU (10 mcg) of vitamin D from other sources.
PediaVitTM Vitamin D3 Drops deliver the recommended daily dose of vitamin D3 in just one drop, making it a quick and easy way to ensure your little one is getting the vitamin D3 she needs.