by Justine Deputy, RN, MSN

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient. As we enter winter and have much less daylight, it is even more difficult to get adequate levels of vitamin D without supplementation. A serum D level can determine if you are getting enough vitamin D. Make sure to discuss this with your midwife at your next appointment.

For information about why vitamin D is important, if you are getting enough, and how much vitamin D supplementation is recommended, click here for an information sheet from the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.

Interested in information about the latest research on vitamin D for infants? Click here for a blog by Katie Madden, RN, IBCLC.