Expectant Moms Need Milk's Vitamin D
Lower-Birth-Weight Babies Linked to Too Little Milk During Pregnancy
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Hollis has grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to investigate
high-dose vitamin D supplements for pregnant and lactating women. In the pregnancystudy, he's giving women up to 4,000 IU of
vitamin D per day. In the lactation study, he's exploring doses up to 6,000 IU
The results won't be in for another 2.5 years. Meanwhile, Hollis advises
pregnant women to take up to 2,000 IU of vitamin D per day -- far higher than
current recommendations. But those may change. Hollis is a member of an
Institute of Medicine panel that in 2007 will review official vitamin D
"In my estimation, the recommendations will change dramatically,"