What is Known:
• In Switzerland, vitamin D supplementation is recommended during the first, second, and third year of life as well as during winter for older children.
• Both alcoholic and oily preparations are currently available.
What is New:
• Swiss pediatricians routinely prescribe vitamin D in infants ≤ 1 year of age, but infrequently in children ≥ 3 years of age.
• Oily vitamin D preparations are the most popular and are usually prescribed in a once-a-day regimen.