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Old 07-09-2016, 02:10 PM   #11
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So so glad I came across this. PED told us to give our LO vitamin D drops. I hate supplementing unless its absolutely necessary


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Old 12-25-2016, 11:23 PM   #12
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Nope, never did and no rickets among my children. My mother ebf'd 6 of her 7 children. No drops, no rickets. My guess is these days with the paranoia concerning skin cancer babies are often sun restricted. This on top of the fact formula is often higher in many vitamins leaves doctors thinking breast milk is deficient. But, remember, breast milk is much more easily absorbed than formula so they don't need the high concentration of vitamins found in the less effectively digested formula.
I agree, I think that Vitamin D supplements are recommended because people are scared to take their babies outside. With our oldest, we asked the pediatrician how much sun exposure is needed for a baby to not need Vitamin D supplements. He said 15 minutes a day.
I use the occasional drop of supplement during the winter because we're less likely to spend time outside.
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Old 12-30-2016, 02:51 PM   #13
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Re: Vitamin D drops

I use Carlson Labs brand or Nordic Naturals. I EBF, and when I was a baby, I was a little deficient, so just another reason I am using them with my LO. Started after a few weeks old--maybe at 3 weeks.
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:55 PM   #14
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Re: Vitamin D drops

We use the vitamin D drops, as well. I deal with seasonal depression, and vitamin D really helps with that, so I'm very aware how hard it is to get enough vitamin D naturally. And I love how easy those drops are to give the babies!
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:28 AM   #15
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Re: Vitamin D drops

I don't. I don't feel the need to supplement, especially with breastfeeding. I try to get enough vitamin d in my diet, and as others have stated get my baby outside.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:25 AM   #16
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Re: Vitamin D drops

I was always supportive of the idea because it's very good for all of us, and it is difficult to overdose on Vit D. We were laid back about it and put it in a bottle when I wasn't available to nurse directly.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:03 AM   #17
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Re: Vitamin D drops

Our pediatrician always says I can if I want, but as long as I'm eating healthy foods and continue taking my prenatals & whatever other supplements, there's no need to give supplements to the baby directly.

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Old 03-17-2017, 08:11 PM   #18
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The most current research now says that if mom is taking 6000 iU of D3 each day, and breastfeeding, then the breastmilk will contain sufficient D for the baby.

I think the whole "breast milk is deficient in Vitamin D" thing was because most adult women are deficient in Vitamin D and it is one vitamin that mom has to get plenty of in order for the milk to have enough.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:18 PM   #19
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Definitely stay away from the standard vitamin D in a dropper with caramel color and stuff, I want to say the brand is even enfamil or something. This is what the prescription was for from the doctor. But we do use D drops for the baby, kids and myself. We don't mind skipping it in summer though.
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