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mythreemonkeys 04-28-2008 11:37 PM

Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
Ds had his 4 month check up today, and the dr told me something I had never heard. I BFed my other two kids, and was never told this. He said that there isn't sufficient Vitamin D in BM, and that they are now recommending supplementing it in EBF babies.

Anyone else been told this? He gave me a prescription for ds, but I'm not sure about it. Isn't BM THE perfect food for babies?? :headscratch: Why do they need the supplement of anything?

litlepick 04-28-2008 11:43 PM

Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
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Originally Posted by mythreemonkeys (Post 3446494)
Ds had his 4 month check up today, and the dr told me something I had never heard. I BFed my other two kids, and was never told this. He said that there isn't sufficient Vitamin D in BM, and that they are now recommending supplementing it in EBF babies.

Anyone else been told this? He gave me a prescription for ds, but I'm not sure about it. Isn't BM THE perfect food for babies?? :headscratch: Why do they need the supplement of anything?

yep I was given the same speech, I decided not to supplement.

It takes 17 min a day or less with the head and hands exposed to the sun to produce all the vitamin d we need http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vi...vitamin-d.html

MinkaK 04-28-2008 11:57 PM

Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
My doctor never mentioned this but the lady at wic did, like I am going to listen to her medical advice. (She also told me that I HAVE to give DS solids after 6m bc breastmilk is not enough and that it HAS to be cereal.) Since DS has been born I try to get him around 15mins of sunlight a day, even it is just laying in a sunny window. Of course not all days are sunny but it is often enough.

vickieboggs 04-29-2008 12:00 AM

Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
I've heard that now for years......I do give my son drops but we litterally have no sun here what so ever yet.

uoducks 04-29-2008 01:17 AM

Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
yes, this is the latest reccomendation, the tri visol vitamins ( i think that's what it's called) ...but it's supposed to be given to your baby from about 2weeks old ( i was told about it at my daught. 2week appt if I remember correctly) to 1 year. It's not a prescription vitamin drops though.. and it only cost like $2.50 at my Kaiser health insurance pharmacy.

alexysmommy 04-29-2008 01:52 AM

Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
You dont need to supplement anything to an EBF baby. If you are worried about vitamin D, then YOU need to take a supplement, not baby.

Pierced 04-29-2008 06:10 AM

Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
If the baby sees sun for a little bit every day you're fine with Vit D.

I gave ds the trivisol until I realized it was making his reflux worse.

ForCryingOutLoud 04-29-2008 06:12 AM

Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by litlepick (Post 3446524)
yep I was given the same speech, I decided not to supplement.

It takes 17 min a day or less with the head and hands exposed to the sun to produce all the vitamin d we need http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vi...vitamin-d.html

:agreed:

Our old ped gave us the whole speech about that, too. We had other issues with our ped, so we left and found a new wonderful ped! He told us it wasn't necessary, just get a little sun each day.

Kanga 04-29-2008 06:13 AM

Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
No needed, IMO.

sillymama 04-29-2008 06:25 AM

Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?
 
Supplementing with vitamin D is more necessary in areas where there isn't much sunlight or for dark skinned babies and especially if there is a combination of the two. I brought this up with my ped around 4 months and she said it wasn't necessary. We didn't even go outside everyday and never appeared to have a problem.


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