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Protect your child from Vitamin D deficiency

 Huda Shaikh
1 to 3 years

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Protect your child from Vitamin D deficiency

While there are numerous sources of Vitamin D for non-vegetarians, vegetarian mommies need to go the extra mile to ensure that their child is getting enough Vitamin D from the food he or she is eating. Our nutrition expert, Huda Shaikh, shares some tips.


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Jessica Caroline

| Apr 21, 2017

Sunshine is a natural source of Vitamin D which is a must for children and adults alike.

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 Huda Shaikh

| Mar 13, 2017

Hi Mukesh, Hope you are doing good. You can check with your Dr. for getting the vitamin D levels checked. The recommended Vitamin D levels are 15mcg per day or a child older than 1 yr. As stated in the article we have some good nveg sources of Vitamin D but very few sources of vegetarian vitamin D sources. Hence fortified sources are the only veg sources of Vitamin D. Only mushroom,tofu,milk and swiss cheese are veg sources of Vitamin D. Rest all the foods are fortified with Vitamin D and as we know sunlight is the best source of Vitamin D till date :)

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 Huda Shaikh

| Mar 13, 2017

Hi Sharayu,Hope you are doing good :) If you are worried about the Vitamin D levels of your child then you can check with your Dr. and he might ask you to get a test done. However children can be at a risk of vitamin D deficiency if 1)Their entire skin is covered. 2)Very little exposure to sunlight,mostly your child plays indoor with the Phone,tab or watches Tv rather than playing outside. 3)Basically has more of a wheatish complexion. 4)Or has been breast fed by a mom who herself is Vitamin D deficient. If your child has been on formula feed then you need not worry as formula feed has high levels of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is manifested as Bone pain or tenderness of bones,dental deformities,growth impairment,increased bone fractures,muscle cramps,skeletal deformities and short stature. Hope this helps :)

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Poonam Baldwa

| Mar 05, 2017

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| Mar 05, 2017

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Mukesh Kumar Jain

| Mar 04, 2017

plse tell us the sources without fortifications for vegetarians

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Mukesh Kumar Jain

| Mar 04, 2017

how u check vit d level every month... what is the recommendation for it...

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sharayu jain

| Mar 04, 2017

hw do we get to knw abt the deficiency in 2 year old... we din hav ne blood test done ever.

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Poonam Baldwa

| Mar 03, 2017

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