How to make sure you never see another case of rickets

Global supplementation is the key, says specialist

Doctors in Australia need never see another case of nutritional rickets, a specialist says – we just need to implement the right supplementation program.

Paediatric endocrinologist Professor Craig Munns, lead author of a global consensus document on the prevention and management of the disease, recommends global supplementation of pregnant women and of infants in their first year of life.

All pregnant women should take 600-1000 IU of vitamin D a day, and all babies should receive 400 IU daily until the age of one, says Professor Munns from the University of Sydney and the Children’s