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No Vitamin D in breastmilk?

Posted by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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 Thats what my sons pedi told me! She says i need to give him vitamin D drops in his jar food or my milk while im at work. Is that true? She said if i dont he can get rickets? i dont know how to spell that but, its where his bones will just bend when he tries to stand? ive never heard of this before! Anyone else?

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kirstina
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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I never gave any of my 3 kids vitamins of any kind as babies. My breast milk is good enough.
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Ninjabubble
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:08 PM
We did it with DS but he needed extra vitamins. They only did it for a month. We just started giving him multi vitamin drops again.
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Paradys
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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No, it's not true! Babies are born with a supply of vit-D that should last until 6 months, at which point their bodies can start making it themselves from sun exposure.
Breastmilk does have vit-D, it's just lower than what's in formula because it's easier to digest than supplemental vit-D.
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Paradys
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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Also, before giving any vitamin supplements tell Dr. to do a blood test to prove baby is deficient.
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Mrs.Bolin
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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Doc is right but your baby might not need it. It depends. Go to kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/vitamin-d/. It will tell you why.

abra
by Abra on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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this. Lots of people are vit. d deficient, though. If you are breastfeeding, make sure you are taking your vitamins. If you are using formula, then it's already in there. :-)

Quoting kirstina:

I never gave any of my 3 kids vitamins of any kind as babies. My breast milk is good enough.



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by Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Its true!

preacherskid
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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Infants do have stores, and breastmilk does have small amounts of vit D, but our bodies were not designed to absorb vit D from food, they were designed to PRODUCE vit D from sun exposure.  Ten to fifteen minutes a day is enough sun exposure for an adult to produce the optimal level of vit D.  It can be absorbed from foods, but it is less accessible and less well absorbed so greater amounts may be required on a daily basis.

Cynthje
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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I never suplemented it but we live in the caribbean so it was easy to expose my kids to enough sunlight to get it.

That doesnt mean that your babies have to be suplemented though, if enough sunlight is not possible you should take the extra vit D and have it go through the BM to the baby.

la_bella_vita
by Bella on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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 I never gave it to my children and they are fine.

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