Baby Ddrops is a liquid vitamin D designed specifically for breastfed babies and infants.
Only 1 drop is required to provide the full daily
dose as recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics, making it a convenient and easy way to give your baby the nutrients that she needs.
Choosing to breastfeed your baby is an important decision. Breast milk is a most perfect source of nutrients because it is composed of the right amounts and appropriate types of fat, carbohydrates and proteins that infants require. However, same as it is difficult for adults to obtain their vitamin D from food, breastfed babies also need to obtain their vitamin D from a combination of the sun, food and supplements. Breast milk contains only 10% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D. Babies need vitamin D for healthy growth and development. In particular, bones require vitamin D to help with the absorption of calcium. Recent studies show that more vitamin D or sunshine during infancy seems to prevent other diseases later in life, such as juvenile diabetes or multiple sclerosis.
The Canadian Paediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that breastfed infants receive a daily dose of 400 IU vitamin D supplementation.
Baby Ddrops is ideally suited for infants (ages 0-2yrs of age). It was specifically designed for breastfed babies.
Vitamin D, originally called antinachite A (a fat-soluble accessory food factor A), is truly a vitamin! Vitamins are organic micronutrients whose lack in the diet may cause disease. Vitamin D is converted to an active form (α-25,dihyrdoxyvitamin D₃ or 1,α(OH)₂D₃) within the body (specifically the liver and kidneys). When skin is exposed to sunlight (specifically UVB radiation), vitamin D3 is made within the body. Today, concerns over risk of skin cancer with direct sun exposure suggest it should be managed or avoided and many recommend that vitamin D be obtained with intake of vitamin D through diet and/or supplements (Sources of Vitamin D).
Vitamin D Deficiency
Medical professionals determine whether somebody is vitamin D deficient or not by doing a simple blood test. Experts define vitamin D deficiency in terms of blood levels. They look for 25-hydroxyvitamin D or 25(OH)D3 or 25(OH)D (calcidiol) – the major metabolite of vitamin D3 found in the bloodstream. Some people lack vitamin D more than others, therefore experts have developed a 'vitamin D nutrition status' scale. The table below describes the range of vitamin D deficiency.
Baby Ddrops medicinal ingredients:
Each drop contains vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 400 IU (10mcg). The vitamin D3 in Ddrops products is naturally sourced from lanolin. Although lanolin comes from sheep wool, the animal is not harmed. Ddrops is classified as a vegetarian product for 'lacto-ovo' vegetarian use.
Baby Ddrops non-medicinal ingredients:
Thin vegetable oil (purified components of coconut and palm oil). There are no other chemicals or additives. It is tasteless and odourless.