Hm?!? Well my son had his 2 month check the other day and his pediatrician asked all the "how much is he eating and sleeping and blah blah blah questions...
ANYWAY he knows i am EBF, btw his weight and growth is perfect... when he tells me.. well you can either start supplementing w some formula per day OR i can prescribe him some vitamin D droplets...
I said "hm?!?" why? i never did that w my other children and they were ALL EBF until they started solids. he said it's a "new" recommendation for breast feeding moms to either give some formula (which i guess already contain the ADDED vitamin D) OR give these droplets.
I haven't given him the vitamin. What do you girls think? have you EBF moms heard this info before from your ped?
Answer by Zakysmommy at 3:43 PM on May. 22, 2009
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Answer by jus1jess at 4:05 PM on May. 22, 2009
Its funny that you ask this because Monday was my sons 9 month check up and while there the nurse AND the doctor both asked that same thing and then BOTH said right after "oh nevermind you are breastfeeding him so he gets all of his vitamins from that", I do know that when my son went in for his very first appointment after he was born (I think its like two days after we went home) they were "concerned" about his weight loss and kept telling me I needed to supplement with formula but I refused to and told them so, and guess what he is fine weight wise, and health wise and has NEVER had formula OR vitamins, I would say to find a new doc but since thats not always feasible, I think you just need to be straight with him and let him know that you will NOT supplement or give vitamins because your baby gets that from bm, as far as Vita D PP is right sun light not direct so just go outside with him for a lil while a day
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