Vitamin D deficiency in babies
There was a scary article in yesterday's New York Times about vitamin D deficiency in babies who are exclusively breastfed. It seems that a lot of the mothers are themselves deficient in the vitamin, so their babies aren't getting enough of it in the breast milk. In the worst cases, the babies can end up with rickets, which is a softening of the bones. If you don't take a multiple vitamin, don't drink vit. D-enriched milk or OJ, are always avoiding the sun, and are breastfeeding, you may want to consider having a blood test to determine whether your level of vit. D is too low.