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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

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