Vitamin D deficiency and guideline awareness

Zipitis, Christos S.; Elazabi, Ahmed; Samanta, Srabani
July 2011
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jul2011, Vol. 96 Issue 7, pF310
Academic Journal
The article reports on the antenatal guidelines which discuss the importance of maintaining vitamin D supplements. It mentions that 50 new mothers and 50 midwives had been selected at random wherein out of 50 mothers, 19 had been taking vitamin D supplements. It states that although guidelines were released, there is still limited awareness on vitamin D deficiency. Moreover , it stresses that pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, and babies need to be provided by vitamin D supplement.


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