Sorry this article was written many years ago when I found it easier to use only capital letters.
BREASTMILK AND VITAMIN D
[ A JOKE FROM HEAVEN , BEDICHA MIN HA-SHEMAYIM]?
FOR MANY YEARS WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THATBREAST-FED CHILDERN NEED EXTRA
VITAMIN D, BECAUSE MOTHER’S MILK WOULD CONTAIN INSUFFICIENT VITAMIN D.
FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL ON I FOUND THIS HARD TO BELIEVE [ EVEN IF I WAS NOT “DATI”/ESPECIALY RELIGIOUS AT THAT TIME]
WOULD THE CREATOR HAVE “FORGOTTEN” [IF WE MAY SAY SO] TO ADD SUCH AN ELEMENTARY SUBSTANCE IN THE BREASTMILK?
ANYHOW, ONE COULD NOT ARGUE WITH “THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD” [ I JUST DID NOT BELIEVE THEM]
[NEW ADDITION :JUST AS NOW IT IS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE ALL THE CONTRADICTIONS AND CONTORTIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CORONA]
THE HAPPY END: IN 1977 I HAD A MEDICAL REASON TO “SING”.
THE LANCET [A FAMOUS ENLISH MEDICAL JOURNAL]PUBLISHED IN AN ARTICLETHE FOLLOWING AMAZING FACTS:
“all the earlier assays of vitamin D were made on the lipid fraction of milk, and the aqueous phase was discarded.” [LANCET: [FROM JANUARY22,1977[PAGE 167]
TO EXPLAIN IN SIMPLE TERMS :
ALL THE RESEARCHERS WERE LOOKING FOR VIT D IN THE “FATTY PARTS” OF THE MILK [ BECAUSE VITAMIN D IS KNOWN TO BE FAT-SOLUBLE [DISSOLVES IN FAT]
BY A “GOOD JOKE MIN HA-SHEMAYIM” THE CREATOR DECIDED TO PUT THE VITAMIN D OF THE MOTHERMILK IN THE “WATERY PART” OF THE MILK AND THIS PART WAS NEVER EXAMINED BY RESEARCHERS FOR VITAMIN D, BUT WAS THROWN AWAY
UNTIL TODAY THIS ARTICLE SEEMS TO BE HARDLY KNOWN AND THE ” MYTH” OF VITAMIN D LACK IN THE MOTHER-MILK CONTINUES AS BEFORE.
Addition: with the widespread lack of vitamin D in the last 40 years at least it is important that the mother gets enough vitamin D ALREADY in pregnancy. It is better to give the mother enough vitamin D-also after birth- instead of giving it to the nursing baby and now you may understand why the baby does not need to get separate vitamin D. This still seems to be unknown to part of the medical world.