Vitamin D supplementation and breastfeeding
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Bottom line: High-dose maternal vitamin D supplementation in a breastfeeding woman can transfer enough vitamin D to the infant to sustain optimal infant vitamin D levels. Despite demonstrating a potential alternative to a vitamin D replacement regimen, this study does not evaluate the effect of this regimen on the development of rickets.Review and summary of: Hollis BW, Wagner CL, Howard CR, et al. Maternal versus infant vitamin D supplementation during lactation: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2015; 136(4):625-634.
Evidence-based practice 20, no. 5 (2017): E1