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Old 04-30-2008, 03:20 AM   #22
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Re: Supplementing an EBF baby with Vit. D?

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Originally Posted by sillymama View Post
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.
I agree with this. I live in southeast alaska that has cloud coverage probably about 80% of the time. Which means 20 minutes of sun a day is nearly impossible. We give dd trivisol lbecause of this, and because my mother has MS which has affected our presonal life enough to be worrid enough to give dd the vitamins (vit. d deficincey has been linked to MS)
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