Pediatrics Articles

Vitamin D dosage for children

by Dr. Randy


Most doctors agree that infants should take vitamin D3, but there is variation among pediatricians and pediatric groups about the ideal dosage of vitamin D for babies.

This may leave parents puzzled about how much vitamin D to give to their babies. In the US and Canada the recommended dose is 400 IU per day. In Europe the recommended dose is 1,000 IU per day.

Make sure your child is taking an adequate dose of vitamin D, starting at 1,000 IU per day for infants.

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