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Old 01-13-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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Should I give this to DD? The Ped said Breastmilk doesn't have enough Vitamin D in it and I should give her drops?

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As long as baby is getting about 15min of sunlight everyday, then there is really no need for the drops.
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As long as baby is getting about 15min of sunlight everyday, then there is really no need for the drops.
yeah, that.
I take a d supp. so my dd is getting some too.
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Re: Vitamin D for baby?

We didn't for either of our DDs... although it was against the advice of the doc.
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Re: Vitamin D for baby?

I never did with my older DDs and I won't with this LO either. We live in TX so getting sunlight is never an issue.
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That recommendation is based on old, outdated and disproved research. EBF babies don't need vitamins unless mom's diet is seriously deficient in something.
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we give our dd vitamin d drops as recommended by our doc. We do live in MN where its cold so she has not gotten much if any sunlight since she has been born.
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Breastmilk is not 'deficient' in vitamin D - it's not supposed to have it. Vitamin D is not meant to be ingested, it is meant to be absorbed through the skin. Like many PP have said, take your LO outside for a few minutes every day, it's more than enough!
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Re: Vitamin D for baby?

I was wondering this too, because my doc told me this same thing today and it was the first time I'd ever heard of something like that.
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Re: Vitamin D for baby?

we do not give it to our kids ..

our pedi suggested/recommended it - saying that the sun exposure is too big a risk for skin cancer so they tell patients NO sun at all and give vit d drops.. i think thats silly as even the amount of sunlight you get sittin gby a window is enough.. and during the summer going out for the day and walking across a coupel parking lots gets enough sun .. (less clothes in summer) it has to be no sunscreen sun time though..
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