I've been reading in the UK how The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) says up to 25% of UK children are vitamin D deficient, leading to a rise in rickets cases.
In France, my Medecin prescribes Vit D drops (ZymaD) daily up 18months old then twice yearly Vit D supplement end Feb & end Sept for my girls & myself whilst I was pregnant & breastfeeding.
Is it standard in France to issue Vit D or just my Medecin? The UK Dr seemed surprised we were given it as routine but it looks like more should be given it. The UK government said those with the greatest need already received free supplements and the RCPCH said other options to increase vitamin D levels, such as fortifying a wider range of foods, should be considered.
If you eat fresh food then you can't fortify it so I'm assuming they're talking about fortifying processed foods? Isn't it easier to just give daily drops like we do?