*(Nashville TN) — The CDC reports that one in five formula-fed babies and one in 20 breastfed babies are Vitamin D deficient, a fact Marcus and Tish Tankard (“Thicker Than Water“) learned after doctors prescribed a supplement for their infant son.
Now, the Tankards are teaming with supplement maker Kids Health Co. and Baby Vitamin D (babyvitamind.com) to educate families on the importance of the vitamin and the new standards set by the American Academy of Pediatrics that doubled the recommended daily intake of Vitamin D for infants and children to 400 international units (IU) a day.
The newest cast members of the popular Bravo reality series “Thicker Than Water,” Marcus and Tish announced their pregnancy on-air and weekly invited millions of viewers to share in the planning for the birth of Baby Micah. After learning their son is Vitamin D deficient the couple chose to continue being open about their experience in hopes of raising awareness about the need for infants to take Vitamin D supplements.
“Thicker Than Water” is a reality series that follows Jazz legend Ben Tankard and his outsized, fun loving family. Marcus is Ben’s eldest son and joined the show with wife Tish in season two.
Darren D. Dickerson