Experts worry about vitamin D-deficiency rickets in infants

08/26/2008 | NYTimes.com

A few worrisome cases of breast-fed babies with vitamin D-deficiency rickets have some health experts concerned that the problem could be more widespread. Exclusive breast-feeding has been linked to vitamin D deficiency in some infants, and although it is easily prevented or treated with inexpensive vitamin drops or cod liver oil, many providers are reluctant to say anything that might discourage women from breast-feeding. Some experts say conditions may allow rickets to re-emerge.

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