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Old 05-15-2008, 07:12 AM   #21
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There is a great article by the WHO (World Health Organization) here. Sorry it was too big to upload, go down not quite half way, its called Nutrient adequacy of exclusive breastfeeding for the term infant during the first six months of life. This has some great info it basically says that an infant needs minimum two hours per week of sunlight if only the face is exposed, or 30 minutes if the upper and lower extremities are exposed. And also that there is no way to determine the amount of supplemental vitamin D to give because there is no way to measure the amount received by small doses of sunlight.

So what I do, I make sure my DD gets out in the sun based on these recommendations and do not supplement. The way I see it I can either never take my baby out and supplement with vitamins so she doesn't get too much or I can take her shirt off on a nice sunny day for a little bit. It's an easy choice for me.


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Old 05-15-2008, 07:15 AM   #22
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You can also let them sit in front of a window in their bouncy seat or swing and soak in the sunlight for a few minutes each day.
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