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Vitamin-Related Source of False Child Abuse Charges

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Vitamin D benfits and sourcesby Allie Parker, Medical Kidnap

Child Abuse Pediatricians (CAPs) use several types of “injuries” to claim child abuse, thrusting innocent families into months, even yearlong battles, with the courts and Child Protection Services (CPS) to get their children back, if they get them back at all.

Most of these “injuries” have explanations that are never looked into or investigated by CAPs. A few of these explanations include:

  • Birth Trauma
  • Short Falls
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Rickets

A study published in Pediatrics, August 2003, provided the history of rickets in the US and concluded with how rickets was all but eradicated by the 1930’s:

“The bridging of the knowledge that photosynthesized vitamin D and vitamin D in cod-liver oil were similar was responsible for the eventual conquest of rickets. By the 1930s, the use of cod-liver oil in the treatment and prevention of rickets became common place. The eventual public health prevention initiative of fortification of milk with vitamin D led to eradication of rickets in the United States.”

In April 2005, JAMA Pediatrics published a study “Reemerging Nutritional Rickets.”The study concluded:

“Clinical rickets was evident in 59 (91%) of the 65 patients at study entry and most of them were breastfed (48 of 65; 74%).”

The American Academy of Pediatrics doubled their recommended daily intake of vitamin D for infants exclusively breastfed, or who consume less than 1 liter per day of formula, from 200 ius/day to 400ius/day.

According to an article published in Pediatrics, April 2010, even with this increase, only 5% to 13% of infants who consumed breast milk and no formula met both the 2003 and 2008 recommendations. Other results include:

“Among mixed-fed infants, 28% to 35% met the 2003 recommendation, but only 9% to 14% would have met the 2008 recommendation. Among those who consumed formula but no breast milk, 81% to 98% met the 2003 recommendation, but only 20% to 37% would have met the 2008 recommendation.”

The conclusion:

“Our findings suggest that most US infants are not consuming adequate amounts of vitamin D according to the 2008 AAP recommendation. Pediatricians and health care providers should encourage parents of infants who are either breastfed or consuming <1 L/day of infant formula to give their infants an oral vitamin D supplement.”

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