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Old 07-22-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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Re: does my BFing toddler need a Vitamin D supplement?

I'm in Tx too!

Was your toddler out in the sun much before it got so hot? Like, an average of 10 minutes a day at least? If so, then her vit D levels are probably fine even though you get out less. Vit D is fat soluble and stays in the body a while. If you focus on letting her play by an open window for a little while each day, she should absorb what she needs to keep her levels right.

If you decide to supplement, use D3. It's the most natural form and is absorbed well. Cod liver oil actually has naturally occurring D. You can buy it at most health food stores. I supplement my children with it in the winter, and *knock on wood* they haven't gotten sick with anything substantial in five years.
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