Vitamin D supports growth and development of the spine and other body systems. A deficiency in Vitamin D may lead to rickets. (Muscle Spasms, Scoliosis, Arched Feet)
- It aids in maintaining potassium and calcium levels in the blood which builds strong bones and teeth
- Required for Blood clotting and mineral balance
- Contributes to a strong heart and nervous system
- Maintains insulin levels
Although infants receive Vitamin D through breast milk, sun exposure, and as they are a few months’ older foods, this amount is not sufficient in the amount of Vitamin D an infant's needs. Therefore, you should give your baby Vitamin D drops until they are one years old. When your baby turns one, they are able to eat more solids with a variety of vitamins which will be a sufficient amount of Vitamin D to ensure your baby's healthy growth.