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Vitamin D drops

Posted by on May. 19, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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So just welcomed our second son on Wed may 9th.

Now he was seen by the pedi that following Friday and the doctor recommended giving him vitamin D drops.
We never did with our first.

My question is. Is it safe? Why should we? Wouldn't baby be getting that through my breast milk if I take a postnatal vitamin?

Thank you for all your advice.
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sreichelt26
by on May. 19, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Vitamin D comes from the sun. Your vitamins will help, but just get him outside for 20 minutes a day and he'll be just fine.

sreichelt26
by on May. 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Here's info from kellymom too:

http://kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/vitamin-d/


During lactation: Adding a vitamin D supplement to mom’s diet and/or exposure to ultraviolet light will increase the amount of vitamin D in her breastmilk. As long as mom is not vitamin D deficient, her breastmilk will have the right amount of vitamin D. However, babies were “designed” to get only part of their vitamin D from breastmilk and the remainder from sun exposure

Mommyagainyay
by on May. 19, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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Thank you so much. I just felt like it wasn't that nesscary. Since I'm taking a vitamin I didn't want him to get an over dose. If that's possible. Sigh! The things we worry about as mothers I just have a hard time fully trusting drs. *from past experiences* I don't want to do something because I blindly took a drs word vs my gut feeling
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truealaskanmom
by on May. 20, 2012 at 4:31 AM

I live in alaska it is dark here a lot and I take it but will not give it to babies it ruins the virgin gut 

doulala
by Gold Member on May. 20, 2012 at 9:29 AM


Quoting Mommyagainyay:

Thank you so much. I just felt like it wasn't that nesscary. Since I'm taking a vitamin I didn't want him to get an over dose. If that's possible. Sigh! The things we worry about as mothers I just have a hard time fully trusting drs. *from past experiences* I don't want to do something because I blindly took a drs word vs my gut feeling

you sound very wise.

:-)





jellyphish
by Platinum Member on May. 20, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Some Peds suggest it routinely. I am very uncomfortable giving sups to a child w/o concern of deficiency, especially an ebf whose virgin gut can be ruined.
If you're worried about vit d, get sunshine and eat mushrooms!
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on May. 20, 2012 at 11:27 AM
And also, congratulations!!
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Mommyagainyay
by on May. 20, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Thank you for that compliment.


Quoting doulala:


Quoting Mommyagainyay:

Thank you so much. I just felt like it wasn't that nesscary. Since I'm taking a vitamin I didn't want him to get an over dose. If that's possible. Sigh! The things we worry about as mothers I just have a hard time fully trusting drs. *from past experiences* I don't want to do something because I blindly took a drs word vs my gut feeling

you sound very wise.

:-)






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Mommyagainyay
by on May. 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Thank you. I never thought about my babies gut. Makes me even more firm in my decision to not do it. Again thank you


Quoting jellyphish:

And also, congratulations!!

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helema24
by on May. 20, 2012 at 12:13 PM

tell your dr where to shove it in a nice way and strip that lil one down to his diaper and give him some sun!! 5-10 mins is all thats needed per session. flipping him over every couple mintues to make sure he doesnt burn. thats all he needs for vitamin d.

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