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Vitamin D and Sun Exposure in Pregnancy and Infancy

Vitamin D and Sun Exposure in Pregnancy and Infancy

Infants should not be exposed to direct sunlight. For pregnant women and infants who are mobile, the same sun safety messages apply as for the general public: sun protection is recommended between September and April, especially between 10am and 4pm. Between May and August some sun exposure is vital

Vitamin D maintains calcium and phosphate homeostasis and optimises bone health and muscle function. Low levels of vitamin D are linked with bone conditions such as rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults.

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