A North-east politician is urging pregnant women and new parents to follow new guidelines on the use of a vitamin supplement for infants.
Aberdeen North SNP MP Kirsty Blackman is highlighting the new guidance recommending babies take a daily supplement of vitamin D until they reach 12 months.
The recommendations have been made by the Scottish Government in line with the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
Ms Blackman said: “Pregnant women in Scotland now receive free vitamins during their pregnancy as a result of progressive and supportive Scottish Government measures brought in this year, and we now know it’s important to ensure babies continue to receive vitamin D up to their first birthday at least.
“It’s so important to get into good health habits from a young age, and ensuring our children are getting the vitamins they need is vital to that.
“We’ve seen some harsh winters in the North-east so I hope all parents take notice of this new guidance and ensure their kids are getting enough vitamin D.”