TABLE 3

Percentage of Infants Who Met the 2003 AAP Vitamin D Recommendation and the Percentage Who Would Have Met the 2008 Recommendation According to Feeding Practice by Age

Infant Age, mo (wk)Total, %Breast Milk, %Mixed, %Formula, %
20032008200320082003200820032008
1 (3 to <7)NAa11.4NAa5.3NAa8.7NAa24.8
2 (7 to <11)43.616.49.49.429.88.598.131.2
3 (11 to <15)48.520.110.310.333.512.498.034.9
4 (15 to <19)52.222.110.810.833.012.698.236.6
5 (19 to <24)55.423.712.612.635.313.097.436.7
6 (24 to <29)56.325.012.112.131.614.495.037.4
7.5 (29 to <36)57.819.611.311.329.313.993.326.0
9 (36 to <43)57.916.911.211.228.012.288.220.9
10.5 (43 to <51)57.016.811.111.133.313.381.319.9
  • 2003 AAP recommendation: receive an oral vitamin D supplement or consume 500 mL/d of infant formula beginning at 2 months; 2008 recommendation: receive an oral vitamin D supplement or consume 1 L/d of infant formula beginning at birth. Feeding practice categories are mutually exclusive and based only on consumption of breast milk and formula.

  • a The 2003 recommendation does not apply to infants in this age category.