Vitamin D for baby?

Katrina - posted on 03/24/2013 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Hi mommies! I have 3 month old baby and I just want to know, which month did you give your baby a vitamin D? Is it necessary to give this? Thanks and looking forward to your answers.

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Jessica - posted on 03/27/2013

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Ive been giving my daughter vitamin d drops since birth. Since little babies cant go out in the sun its important that they get this vitamin. And even if your breastfeeding, its still good to give to them.

Nikki - posted on 03/26/2013

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I have given both my kids vitamin D during the cold winter months cause we are in Canada and it's to cold to go out, however the summer months I dont unless We stay inside all day. It is good for them, and will help them, it's supposed to help their legs straightened up as well..

Sawsan - posted on 03/25/2013

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Yeah ,sure , but her doctor does not speak English and she is in the 17em , ask you mother in law if it is close to you , let me know if you still interested , I will send you the doctor information , she is female and she is very nice and there is big elevator in the building for the stroller , which you can't find anywhere in Paris. however let me know. wish you all the best.

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Amy - posted on 04/10/2013

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A lot of foods today already have vitamin D put into them, but if you are breast feeding you just need to keep your diet healthy too. But formulas today have it already mixed in. But if you are still unsure you can always talk to your baby's doctor. I am a military spouse so I can get vitamins curtious of Tricare, but only if the doctor sees the need for it. The doctor will do some tests and give you an answer, some don't even want to risk it and will prescribe you get some vitamins that come with a dropper and have you get it on your own dime.

Leigh Anne - posted on 04/04/2013

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Yes. If you are exclusively bf baby. I didn't do this because I thought it wasn't that big a deal. Now I find myself with a 3 year old that has rickets and I'm not so sure my 11, 8, 5 year old and 1 year old don't have deficiencies as well. My 3 year old has started having seizures...so please do your research on these vitamins. There was a reason they started fortifying milk and other things with this vitamin years ago.

Rai - posted on 03/29/2013

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I am not sure if your baby is formula fed or breast fed but I do not think it's really necessary to give supplements, it's just whether you want to or if your pediatrician says so.
My son was born early and spent 6 weeks in the NICU. They would mix a couple things in with his breast milk since he missed out on all the vitamins he would have gotten in the 3rd trimester. They did a test on him and his Vitamin D and Calcium was high and now he had to be taken off breast milk and to a special formula that is low calcium and no Vitamin D.
Every baby is different- do what you think is best and if you still aren't sure then contact a pediatrician. :)

Katrina - posted on 03/27/2013

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@Sawsan: Thanks, i've asked my hubby he said we're a bit far, so we might look nearby.. But incase we didnt find good one i'll message u again for the contact person of ur baby's doctor.

Thanks ladies for your response, i will go and see to her doctor today as we r travelling tomorrow. any recommended brand name of Vitamin D? Proven and tested by you :)

Sally - posted on 03/26/2013

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If your baby is nursed, you have enough vitamin D, and your baby spends enough time in the sunshine, you don't ever need to give it. If any of those are a "no", check with your doctor.

Katrina - posted on 03/24/2013

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Hi sawsan! Thank u for your response.. I see.. her doctor didnt say anything about vitamin D nor mentioned it to me, i just read in the internet that vitamin D would be good for babies as they're not going to exposed to the sun atleast from new born - 6 months. We'll be in Paris next week, i would like to see a doctor there as my mother in law advise me. Would u recommend good one? Thanks!

Sawsan - posted on 03/24/2013

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Hi , Katrina
I started giving her Vitamin D since she was born , we live in Paris , I gave her 3 drops and at 4 month it was 4 drops

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