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Ellies growth/nutrition specialist called.


Shes anemic and low white counts all likely related to her blood diseases.


Her iron was 42(40 is considered low) vit d was 6.


They ordered xrays for rickets. Her calcium, parathyroid, phosphate were normal which is reassuring but they want to make sure so they are getting xrays and then want to start vit d supplement but monitor it because with such low levels adding to much vit d to quick can cause further problems.


Any of this sound right? Im planning on getting the one I've seen recommended on here, but I'm not planning on doing the multivitamin.



Oh and all this is because shes not eating enough solids at 10mo.


***Update***
So the xrays were negative! Which is awesome! But not suprising :) even my mom is irritated with the seemingly scare tactics that theyre using. Carlsons vit d drops are en route. We have to make the decision on whether to let hematology pick up her case for the genetic blood disease and neutropenia. Not sure I want to continue dealing with "specialists" BS.
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melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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4kids4tara
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6:13 AM

She (and all breastfed babies) should get Vitamin D drops. Good luck!

melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 8, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Actually had we been getting outside as much as we usually would she would have been fine.
Vit d suplementing is only necessary when the sun isnt possible.
She'll only be on them for a couple months and then i'll stop them in the spring


Quoting 4kids4tara:

She (and all breastfed babies) should get Vitamin D drops. Good luck!


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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Feb. 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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HUGS momma glad the tests were negative

4kids4tara
by Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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Quoting melindabelcher:

Actually had we been getting outside as much as we usually would she would have been fine.
Vit d suplementing is only necessary when the sun isnt possible.
She'll only be on them for a couple months and then i'll stop them in the spring


Quoting 4kids4tara:

She (and all breastfed babies) should get Vitamin D drops. Good luck!



I'm relieved you are going to do the Vitamin D for now. Stopping them and getting some sun in the Spring is a good idea. Just make sure she is tested again in the Spring after you have stopped the Vit D to make sure her levels are up. 6 is very very low. Good luck!! 

907PickleMom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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I do vitamin d for my kids because we live I'm Alaska and we don't really go outside for ling periods of time in the winter Oct-march!!
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FrumpyMama
by Silver Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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Lack of solids isn't a reason. smh. Babies used to be strictly breastfed sometimes until they were 2.  Sorry to hear about the genetic blood disorder and neutropenia though. I would go see the 'specialist' but make it very clear you would like to take a monitored natural approach first (if that's what you want).  Don't be afraid to get a second opinion. 

jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:31 PM
Mushrooms are loaded with vit d too.

Are you doing anything about her iron? I'd be more concerned about that, personally.

Glad (but not surprised) everything is relatively normal!
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melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:41 PM
I haven't offered her mushrooms yet but thanks for the idea i'll pick some up.
Her iron levels are normal......for now. She likes spinach but she still takes such minimal solids I'm not sure it matters.
Thankyou as are we. We're canceling our f/u with them because I'm not going to go just to fight with them.


Quoting jellyphish:

Mushrooms are loaded with vit d too.



Are you doing anything about her iron? I'd be more concerned about that, personally.



Glad (but not surprised) everything is relatively normal!

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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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Don't forget to eat mushrooms yourself though, she'll get vit d from your milk!
So glad her iron is normal! Isis had some extensive issues with that (I believe because the cord was cut the second her feet popped out). It messed with her platelets and that was no good.
Quoting melindabelcher:

I haven't offered her mushrooms yet but thanks for the idea i'll pick some up.

Her iron levels are normal......for now. She likes spinach but she still takes such minimal solids I'm not sure it matters.

Thankyou as are we. We're canceling our f/u with them because I'm not going to go just to fight with them.



Quoting jellyphish:

Mushrooms are loaded with vit d too.





Are you doing anything about her iron? I'd be more concerned about that, personally.





Glad (but not surprised) everything is relatively normal!


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