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Old 05-14-2008, 06:18 PM   #11
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My ped. also suggested this. When I asked her why it was needed she just kind of shrugged and said, "Well, breastmilk just doesn't have enough vit. D." I don't know, my gut just didn't agree with her. As we all know, it's supposed to be the perfect food for our babies. So, I came home and looked it up and came to the same conclusion as most of the mamas here. So now I give it to him if I think about it. Which may be once a week maybe less. Simply because until the past couple weeks we weren't getting outside. But now we are so I care about supplementing even less than what I did before.

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Old 05-14-2008, 09:03 PM   #12
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I have heard this from my ped twice now. She keeps telling me, "The AAP now recommends...." We've decided not to use the vitamins.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:15 PM   #13
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I didn't do it with my kids.

Notice who makes those vitamins?? Yeah, a formula company!!!!!! I swear, they are trying to get you any way they can!

Oh and you can just get just Vitamin D NOT made by a formula company!!! Just google it.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:26 PM   #14
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My Ped. HOUNDS me about this every visit. I actually have my BS is Biology and heard about the studies done with I was taking my Microbiology and Immunology classes. The lack of Vitamin D can cause Rickets but the only people this mildly concerns are dark skinned people and anyone in a cold northern area where you may cover up most of the time. I AM in a northern area and have, so far, kept DD covered because its cold out. I give her 1/2 the recommended dose a few times a week.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:00 PM   #15
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I dont think it is but how far north do you live? I live in washington state we have had a lot of rain but when ever there is an ounce of sun Jacobs out in his diaper in the backyard getting 10 minutes or 15 minute rounds of sun so not to burn but get some vitamin d.
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I posted a similar question earlier this week. Read here for some more information!

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Old 05-15-2008, 12:16 AM   #17
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Re: Vitamins for baby?

It is the standard (tri vi sol vitamins) here in the Portland area. I think because of the lack of sunlight. Every mom I know here has been advised the same thing from their Pediatricians and my Pediatrician is part of Kaiser Permanente Health care who has thousands and thousands of patients.






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It is absoLUTELY not the standard!

Most pediatricians that are correctly educated in breastfeeding do NOT recommend using vitamins.
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It is absoLUTELY not the standard!

Most pediatricians that are correctly educated in breastfeeding do NOT recommend using vitamins.
It may not be LLL standard, but it *is* AAP recommended and *that* is the standard that pediatricians follow. That said, as a PNP I am obligated to give the Rx and make the recommendation b/c we follow those guidelines. I am not pushy about it and usually tell my parents not to worry too much about it, just get some sunshine.
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Just an FYI...the AAP also recommends that you keep your child rearfacing to the limit of your carseat.

However, just about every pediatrician out there will tell you to turn your child at the bare minimum of 1 and 20.

So not sure what AAP recommendations and standards have to do with each other.
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The AAP guidelines are the standard we practice by. I certainly can't speak for every ped, but *I* follow those guidelines. I don't necessarily agree with all of them, but in the case of a lawsuit I have to show that I abide by those b/c they are the standard. And FWIW, I DO recommend RF to the limits of the carseat to all my patients. I am knowledgeable of the TN state law in regards to carseats and I do share the minimum requirement but I do tell them the AAP recommendations.
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