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Having a good level of vitamin D cuts in half the amount of:

Need even more IUs of vitamin D to get a good level if;

  • Have little vitamin D: premie, twin, mother did not get much sun access
  • Get little vitamin D: dark skin, little access to sun
  • Vitamin D is consumed faster than normal due to sickness
  • Older (need at least 100 IU/kilogram, far more if obese)
  • Not get any vitamin D from formula (breast fed) or (fortified) milk
    Note – formula does not even provide 400 IU of vitamin D daily

Infants-Children need Vitamin D

  • Sun is great – well known for 1,000’s of years.
    US govt (1934) even said infants should be out in the sun
  • One country recommended 2,000 IU daily for decades – with no known problems
  • As with adults, infants and children can have loading doses and rarely need tests
  • Daily dose appears to be best, but monthly seems OK
  • Vitamin D is typically given to infants in the form of drops
       big difference in taste between brands
       can also use water-soluable form of vitamin D in milk, food, juice,
  • Infants have evolved to get a big boost of vitamin D immediately after birth
    Colostrum has 3X more vitamin D than breast milk - provided the mother has any vitamin D to spare
  • 100 IU per kg of infant July 2011, Poland etc.
    1000 IU per 25 lbs.jpg
    More than 100 IU/kg is probably better

Did you know that:

Getting Vitamin D into infants
Many infants reject vitamin D drops, even when put on nipple
I speculate that the rejection is due to one or more of: additives, taste, and oils.
Infants have a hard time digesting oils, 1999  1997   and palm oils W.A. Price 1 2 3
Coconut oil, such as in D-Drops, is digested by infants. 1,   2   3
Bio-Tech Pharmacal Vitamin D has NO additves, taste, nor oil
One capsule of 50,000 Bio-Tech Pharmacal Vitamin D could be stirred into monthly formula or given once a month
   this would result in ~1,600 IUs per day for infant, and higher dose with weight/age/formula consumption

Learn how Vitamin D is essential for good health
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Raising your Vit D levels will substantially prevent other low-Vit D health problems
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Is 50ng enough?   How to restore levels quickly  VitaminDWiki interview and transcript - Jan 2022
Books and Videos 265   Diseases that may be related via low vitamin D
Reasons for low response to vitamin D   Why are doctors reluctant
Cancer studies include:   Breast 253   Colon 141   Lung 55   Prostate 101   Pancreatic 56   Skin 121
Colds and flu   Dark Skin 464   Diabetes 543   Obesity 434   Pregnancy 901   Seniors 431
COVID-19 treated by Vitamin D - studies, reports, videos

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VitaminDWiki - 81 studies in both categories infant-Child and Intervention

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Search terms for Children and Vitamin D - May 2021

Analysis of Development Trends of the Research Hotspots of Vitamin D in Children
Front. Pediatr., 06 May 2022 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2022.899844
Xuemei Luo, Feifeng Wu, Cheng Wang and Chuan Wen*
Department of Pediatrics, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China


Objective: Using multivariate statistics and social network analysis techniques, we present a realistic and intuitive visualization of the research hotspots and development trends of vitamin D in children.

Methods: The Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) term “vitamin D” was used to search all the publications (the study subjects were 0–18 years old) included in PubMed by time period. The subject terms for each development stage were extracted, the high-frequency subject terms were extracted using the Bibliographic Items Co-occurrence Matrix Builder (BICOMB), and a core subject term co-occurrence matrix was established. The Netdraw function of Ucinet 6.0 software was used to complete the social network drawing of the core subject term co-occurrence matrix to form a co-word network diagram composed of core subject terms.

Results: Prior to 1979, there were 890 papers with 1,899 core subject terms; from 2010 to 2020, there were 3,773 papers with 12,682 core subject terms. Before 1979, the research direction of vitamin D in children focused on vitamin D in the classical regulation of calcium and phosphorus metabolism. From 1980 to 1989, studies focused on vitamin D metabolites and therapeutic drugs such as “calcitriol” and “calcifediol.” From 1990 to 1999, studies focused on “calcitriol” and its association with “psoriasis,” “chronic renal failure,” and “dermatological drugs.” From 2000 to 2009, studies focused on “vitamin D” and “vitamin D deficiency.” From 2010 to 2020, studies focused on “vitamin D3” and its association with “vitamins,” “bone mineral density protectants,” “asthma,” “obesity,” “pregnancy complications” and “fetal blood.”

Conclusion: Since 2010, the research direction of vitamin D in children has been growing rapidly, and the overall development trend is good. Studies extend from the study of the skeletal effect of vitamin D to the study of its extraskeletal effect and the investigation of mechanisms of its association with related diseases.
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VitaminDWiki - 57 studies in both categories Infant-Child and Virus

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VitaminDWiki associations between Infant-Child and other categories

Pregnancy 74;  Intervention 71;  Breathing 66;  Top news 51;  Virus 42;  Diabetes 38;  Youth 35;  Deficiency 34;  Europe 33;  Rickets 29;  Obesity 27;  Autoimmune 27;  Omega-3 24;  Loading dose 22;  Trauma and surgery 21;  Skin - Dark 20;  Meta-analysis 19;  Bone - Health 19;  Vitamin D Receptor 18;  Dental 16;  Immunity 16;  Middle East 15;  Cognitive 12;  Inflammation 12;  Cancer 11;  Intervention - non daily 10;  Orient 10;  Rheumatoid Arthritis 9;  How much 9;  Liver 8;  Falls and Fractures 8;  Fortification 8;  Cardiovascular 7;  Iron 7;  Toxicity 7;  Consensus 7;  Gut 7;  Antibiotics, probiotics 7;  Autism 6;  Vit D Binding Protein 6;  Sleep 6;  Noontime sun and D 6;  Far from equator 5;  Calcium 5;  Genetics 5;  Multiple Sclerosis 5;  UV 4;  Kidney 4;  Ear 4;  Depression 4;  Australia and New Zealand 4;  Hypertension 4;  Sports D 4;
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