So, my mother is on this kick where she thinks i need to give my son vitamin d drops since he is EBF. The doctor mentioned it at his 2 month well visit. My midwife told me that it wasn't necessary, and i don't feel the need to give him vitamin d. he gets sun exposure, and i take a prenatal vitamin with vitamin d. i read the study by the american board of pediatrics, and it seemed like just a lot of speculation. i personally feel that breastmilk is all my baby needs. what are your thoughts?
Breastmilk is all your baby needs.
Here is some info for ya:
World Health Organization information [Butte 2002, p. 27 ] states, "Two hours is the required minimum weekly amount of sunlight for infants if only the face is exposed, or 30 minutes if the upper and lower extremities are exposed." This guideline is from a study [Specker 1985] of exclusively breastfed Caucasian infants under six months old at latitude 39°N (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA). Darker skinned infants may require a longer time outside (three to six times the sunlight exposure) to generate the same amount of vitamin D [Good Mojab 2002].
Check out this link for more: http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/vitamin-d.html
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