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Old 03-19-2012, 12:02 PM   #9
SageR
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Re: vitamin d supplements for infant while breastfeeding?

Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as being quite common. The amount in the RDA is now seen as being not nearly enough. And, even if you spend a lot of time in the sun you may not manufacture enough. People who live in places with a true winter, people with darker skin, and those who use physical and chemical sunscreens/blocks are particularly at risk.

I'm not comfortable with giving my ebf babies anything but breastmilk so I supplement myself. It is in my prenatal but I also take Carlson's drops. I do give the drops to my older children in the cold weather months. In the summer they spend most of their time outside near naked so I am confident they get what they need then.
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