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Old 12-08-2007, 11:03 AM   #11
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Moms of breastfeeding LO can up her intake of iron and Vit. D.

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Old 12-09-2007, 01:55 AM   #12
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I wouldn't do it. like other mamas have said, breastmilk is the perfect food for your lo. You both should be fine. Go outside normally- because you need to anyways (if for your sanity than any other reason).
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:21 AM   #13
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Never gave vitamins or anything. Let her play by a sunny window or take her in the front/back yard for a few mins everyday - that should be fine!
I agree w/ this. According to LLL, 20 minutes per day in front of a sunny window is sufficient. I never gave any artificial supplements to either of my kids (Michigan in the winter isn't terribly sunny either!) and neither one got rickets!!!
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:49 AM   #14
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I would strongly advise against it. That Poly-vi-sol stuff smells like crap and probably tastes just as bad. It also causes gas/constipation.

Give Baby some time out in the sun (or have play time near a sunny window) and that should help if she has any Vitamin D deficiency.
I agree, although I think it's better to just go outside for a few minutes everyday and soak up some rays.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:00 AM   #15
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My ped told me to give my LO vitamin D, but I am not going to do it. I looked at the research and you know how rare it is to get rickets? I mean I think you would have to be locked in a closet to get it. I take my LO outside for 5 minutes at least each day.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:12 AM   #16
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I'm bfing DS#3 and at no time have a DR, or LC ever suggested supplementing w/ vit D. This the first I've heard about it. Seems to me that if mom is eating right and taking her vit. that the vit D in her body will transfer to the breat milk then to baby. Why give something that you don't have to.
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Re: No Vitamin D?

my ped said to do it too, but we're not giving the vitamins... the ones the pharmac gave us were multi's anyway, and the babe doesnt need all of that
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:39 PM   #18
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I give my baby D vi sol and it is only a d supplement and it smells like candy and my son takes it no problem and has no constipation problems......my midwives told me it's important to start baby on the vit.d immediatley.

No flames please!!

I had both the pediatrician and the lactation consultatant and a nutritionist(sp) all tell me to do it. I figured if they all went out of the way to tell me this it must be at least important enough to think about it. It is a vitamin. I don't see a conspiracy theory here and if everyone that is medically trained and recommends it thinks it is a good idea I have no problem spending a couple extra bucks. But I take vitamins myself - extra folic right now because I am pregnant. I could probably get enough through my diet, but why worry when I can be sure and take the vitamin everyday.

So I gave him the vitamin - he really dug the taste - no issues with gas.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:02 PM   #19
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No flames please!!

I had both the pediatrician and the lactation consultatant and a nutritionist(sp) all tell me to do it. I figured if they all went out of the way to tell me this it must be at least important enough to think about it. It is a vitamin. I don't see a conspiracy theory here and if everyone that is medically trained and recommends it thinks it is a good idea I have no problem spending a couple extra bucks. But I take vitamins myself - extra folic right now because I am pregnant. I could probably get enough through my diet, but why worry when I can be sure and take the vitamin everyday.

So I gave him the vitamin - he really dug the taste - no issues with gas.
So if all those medical professional told you there was not nutritional value to BFing past 6 mths or 1 yr would you believe them and stop BFing? because many medical professionals do believe this.
Most peds sadly are not informed or up to date on BFing.
Also too many nurses try to pass themselves off as LCs when the are not International Board Certified lactation consultants.
I'm not saying that the LC you are taking about isn't a real LC but that too many are not.
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It was to my understanding that 1) vitamin D was not transferable through breastmilk and 2) It is not possible to asorb vitmain D through a window

Is that incorrect?
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