Vitamin A preparations

Vitamin A preparations, such as fish liver oil and multivitamin preparations containing vitamin A should be avoided during pregnancy to prevent excessive intake of vitamin A, especially if liver is included in the dict.

If vitamin A preparations are used in the diet of children under school age, a doctor, a public health nurse or a nutritionist should be consulted.

Personal nutritional counselling is provided by nutritionists, healthcare nurses in maternity and child health clinics and physicians.