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Does my child need vitamin D?

Patient: Dear Doctor My daughter is 12 months. Our physician gave a tablet high-dose vitamin D for her. And she told me that you don’t need to give any more vitamin D supplement next 6 months. I don’t understand, how this tablet will react. Isn’t it over dosage for baby’s metabolism? Please explain me. Thank you.

 

 

Doctor: Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium. A single dosage of vitamin D (600,000 IU) will increase the resource of of t he vitamin in the body and prevent the development of rickets in children.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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