Free vitamin D scheme
Why vitamin D is important
Vitamin D is very important for you and your baby. It helps your body to absorb calcium, which is essential for keeping bones healthy throughout life.
Vitamin D helps to make sure the bones and teeth of both you and your child become and remain strong.
Low levels of vitamin D in babies and children can lead to rickets, which affects the way bones develop and grow.
Page last updated: 07 May 2021