Research hailing from Japan recently found that softening of bones in a baby's skull may be linked with a pregnant...
Research hailing from Japan recently found that softening of bones in a baby's skull may be linked with a pregnant mama getting too little vitamin D. Craniotabes, or the softening of skull bones in babies, has also been linked to breastfeeding without vitamin D supplementation, and is mostly regarded as not a huge issue - treatment is unnecessary. More research may turn up that there are long term problems we don't know about related to skull softening - it's best to get all your nutrients. Additionally, a lack of vitamin D can also lead to other, far more dangerious issues, such as skeletal problems later on in adulthood, and puts people at a more increased risk of diabetes, colorectal cancer, and multiple sclerosis. The best thing that a mama can do is get plenty of vitamin D during both pregnancy and breastfeeding. You can talk to your doctor or midwife about vitamin supplements, get plenty of sunshine, and of course, eat foods rich in vitamin D. Also read: Why a mama needs her vitamin D

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