Vitamin D is vital for the body, but is produced only during exposure to the sun. A grown child will be able to get it from food - liver, seafood, cottage cheese and cheese. But for a baby , especially in the fall- winter , you need an alternative source of vitamin D. Otherwise, the rapidly growing body will disrupt the exchange of calcium and phosphorus, bone deformation or negative changes in the work of many organs and systems will begin.
Vitamin D solution can be given to the baby throughout the autumn-winter period - in the months in the name of which is the letter" P ". However, if the doctor has prescribed not a prophylactic, but a therapeutic dose of vitamin, take a week break after each month of admission.
Two types of vitamin are sold in pharmacies - oil solution D2 and aqueous solution D3. Usually pediatricians advise to give preference to an aqueous solution - it is not as toxic as oily, it is easier to tolerate by children, well absorbed. And also D3 stimulates the production in the body of its own provitamin D.
Giving your baby vitamin D is advisable in the morning. After or while eating, put 1 or 2 drops in a spoon - depending on the doctor’s prescription, add water and give the child a drink. If the baby eats infant formula, do not forget to tell the pediatrician about this. Breast milk substitutes usually already have a certain amount of vitamin D - the doctor will take it into account when calculating the dose necessary for your baby.
If the dose is small or if you forget to give your child vitamin D, your baby will most likely get rickets. Pediatricians are recognized - to one degree or another, this disease occurs in almost all children up to a year. If you diagnose rickets in time and begin its treatment, all the symptoms will pass without a trace. The disease is treated with vitamin D in combination with other drugs. Remember that you should not give this medication without consulting your doctor and making tests for blood calcium and phosphorus.