The importance of vitamin D supplementation for breastfed babies - Free CPD for Midwives and Nurses

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The importance of vitamin D supplementation for breastfed babies

Vitamin D deficiency is a serious public health concern in the UK,1 with breastfed babies at particular risk.2 This module explains the reasons for vitamin D deficiency in breastfed babies and outlines the latest Department of Health guidance on supplementation. It also includes practical advice on discussing this issue with parents.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this module you should:

  • Understand why breastfed babies are at risk of vitamin D deficiency
  • Be able to communicate the latest guidance on vitamin D supplementation for breastfed babies
  • Gain confidence in discussing vitamin D supplementation with breastfeeding mothers

NEXT STEPS

  • Read the clinical review
  • Complete the online assessment
  • Receive CPD certificate

AUTHORS

Written by: Tara Ralph BSc (Hons)
Reviewed by: Dr Shauna Fannin MRCGP, FRCGP

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Breastfed babies are at particular risk of vitamin D deficiency

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This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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