Anyone's toddler been diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency? What is the best supplement to give?
You can try Vitamin D in liquid drop form, for example the "Child Life Essentials - Vitamin D3 Liquid Drops Mixed Berry Flavor 500". ChildLife Vitamin D3 is made especially for infants and children. It is alcohol free, contains natural ingredients, generates optimum absorption and has a great tasting natural berry flavour. Liquid drops are also convenient because you can sneak drops of the vitamin in your toddler's drinks and food. The abovementioned Vitamin D drops retail at about 8SGD on iHerb.com. Alternatively, you can increase your child's Vitamin D-laden food intake. Some of the best food sources of vitamin D: - Salmon - Fortified yoghurt - Fortified American cheese - Fortified, ready-to-eat cereal - 1/2 large egg yolk and much more. http://www.babycenter.com/0_vitamin-d-in-your-childs-diet_10324696.bcRead more
According to healthychildren.org page, Vitamin D is effeicient in making sure a baby or even an adult's body retains and absorbs essential nutrients such as calcium and posphorous which are both needed by the bones. A vitamin D deficiency can lead to rickets, a bone-softening disease that continues to be reported in the United States mostly in children in the first two years of life. In addition to vitamin supplements, enriched foods are another way to increase the vitamin D in your child’s diet. Look for foods fortified with vitamin D such as milk, cereal, orange juice, yogurt, and margarine. Source: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Vitamin-D-On-the-Double.aspxRead more