Few in the medical community will now argue that “breast isn’t best” for a baby, agreeing that breastmilk is the most nutritionally complete food for infants. But as the awareness of how good vitamin D is for the human body grows, an increasing number of studies that focus on vitamin D and its importance for infants are beginning to mount up. The studies are revealing that a mother’s breastmilk may not have the ideal amount of vitamin D for her baby.
Sometimes referred to as a “wonder vitamin”, vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for anyone, of any age. When it comes to babies, vitamin D has a number of significant benefits such as:
Some studies have also shown that adequate vitamin D intake can reduce the risk of suffering from infection as well as curtail the development of other autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
If your baby is under 12 months old and is exclusively or partially breastfed, the best way to provide them with that much needed vitamin D is through one drop of 400IU (international units) vitamin D drops a day. Mums can place a drop on their nipple prior to having their baby latch on (though make sure that the baby has a good latch and feeds for at least 30 seconds). If you’re feeding you baby more than 1 litre of vitamin D-fortified infant formula, however, then you baby is likely receiving enough. As your baby grows, he or she will be able to obtain vitamin D through a number of different sources, including:
Before including any new supplements to your baby’s diet, be sure to stop in and consult with your baby’s health professional for further guidance.
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* 'Inside Leg' is the measurement that indicates the pant's length.
** The 'Front Rise' is the measurement from your crotch to your belly button.
The sizing & fit of Peachymama nursing clothes are specially designed for you and your ‘after baby’ body. This means that if you were say, an AU/UK ’S’ (8-10) before bubs came along, you’ll most likely be the same now in Peachymama sizing.
Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, waist and hips. When measuring your bust we recommend you wear your nursing bra.
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