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Old 04-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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Vitamin D..what do you do?

So we had our one month appointment yesterday and my LOs Ped suggested that we start using Vitamin D drops. I have done some research but I have also heard that the drops tend to give babies acid reflux or heart burn. Do any of you ladies give them to your kiddos? If you do, what brand do you use? I heard that Carlsons Vitamin D drops are good but her Ped gave us a sample of the Similac ones to try. What are your thoughts?
We live in Colorado so its pretty sunny here...but lately we haven't gotten out much.

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we get lots of sun even when we don't go outside, we open the curtains and spend time in the sunshine. A fully clothed child takes 2 hours to get the day's amount of vitamin D in the sun, but a child wearing just a diaper takes 4 MINUTES. So we do that as much as we can
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Re: Vitamin D..what do you do?

With my first I didn't give drops and just figured the sun was enough. With my second, I changed my mind about that after doing more research and decided to supplement myself (5000 units per day) instead of baby so baby would get it through my milk. Now I have some of the Carlson drops and I would probably opt to just use those if I had a third. They are super easy, don't stain, you only need a tiny drop, and they aren't made by a formula company!
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4 minutes! I heard 10 to 20 minutes. Thanks for that! Do you know how to tell if they are getting enough vitamin d?
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So you like the carlson drops? Was baby getting enough vitamin d when you were just supplementing yoruself?
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I didn't have my baby's blood levels tested, so I don't know for sure. My levels were checked before I started supplementing and they were high enough for just me, but not high enough for baby to get enough through my milk. After supplementing for a year, I was retested. The test was slightly different, but it didn't really look like my levels got as high as I expected from supplementing myself. That's why next time I'd probably use the Carlson drops instead.

Keep in mind, if you use the sun route, not to bathe LO too soon after the sun exposure. You need to give the vitamin D some time to absorb into the skin and you don't want to just wash it off. It takes up to 48 hours to absorb. I don't bathe my babies every day, but if you do you may want to do the bath before the sun exposure.
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I didn't with my other children because I thought we could get enough via sunlight. Well I just got my levels tested and I was very deficient. So I need to supplement. I also got some supplements for my children. I'm still figuring out what to do with baby. I have a call in to the pedi.
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i think im going to go with both...the carlson drops and supplementing myself...because i seriously doubt i am getting enough either!
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Keep in mind, if you use the sun route, not to bathe LO too soon after the sun exposure. You need to give the vitamin D some time to absorb into the skin and you don't want to just wash it off. It takes up to 48 hours to absorb. I don't bathe my babies every day, but if you do you may want to do the bath before the sun exposure.
Vitamin D is not something that is deposited on the skin by the sun's rays. It is produced BY the skin as a result of sun exposure. Vitamin D is produced in the lower two layers of skin in response to exposure to UVB rays. Washing a child's skin has no affect on production of Vitamin D.
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