The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    New recommendations for vitamin D in pediatrics

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has doubled the recommended daily vitamin D intake from 200 IU to 400 IU for infants, children, and adolescents.

    This recommendation applies to the following groups.

    • Infants who are breast-fed
      • Begin supplementation in the first days of life and continue until the infant is drinking at least 1 liter of vitamin D–fortified formula or milk daily.
    • Formula-fed infants and older children who drink less than 1 liter per day of vitamin D–fortified formula or milk
    • Adolescents who do not consume enough fortified milk and food

    Some kids are at higher risk for rickets, such as those who are taking anticonvulsant drugs or have darker skin, low sunlight exposure, or chronic fat malabsorption. Under these conditions, more than 400 IU per day may be needed.

    10/15/08 23:54 JR

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