Less than half of infants meet the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for vitamin D

Most mothers in the study acknowledged that the pediatrician had recommended supplementation. Based on the 73% acknowledgment of the recommendation, and the 55% of women that used D supplements, there is a .75% rate of supplementation among all of those who acknowledged the recommendation. Among mothers who decided not to supplement they did not have the proper information to make a decision.

Key Takeaways:

  • Despite the 73% of mothers acknowledging that their physician recommended supplementing their infant with vitamin D, only 55% of mothers complied.
  • However, adherence to these recommendations is low. Additionally, there is a lack of understanding regarding mother’s preference for supplementing their baby with vitamin D.
  • A total of 88.4% of women preferred to supplement themselves with vitamin D as opposed to their infant.

“However, adherence to these recommendations is low. Additionally, there is a lack of understanding regarding mother’s preference for supplementing their baby with vitamin D.”

https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/less-than-half-of-infants-meet-the-american-academy-of-pediatrics-recommendations-for-vitamin-d/