The UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidance on breastfeeding has been warmly welcomed in both the medical and lay spheres | Archives of Disease in Childhood
Breastfeeding has undoubted benefits and should be singularly promoted and encouraged. However, in their position statement, the college omits to mention the importance of vitamin D supplementation for breastfed children and lactating women in the UK. This is an important measure to support women and children and ensure their health during this period. Hypovitaminosis D is exceedingly common in the UK with rates as high as 20% for adults and 8%–24% for children depending on gender and age
Full reference: Uzoigwe, C.E. & Ali, O. (2017) Breastfeeding and vitamin D. Archives of Disease in Childhood Published Online First: 14 September 2017.