Jennifer - posted on 05/06/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )
My son is 7 months old and we had a sick appointment at the doctor for an ear infection. Due to timing of trying to get him in quick, we did not see his normal pediatrician but someone else in the same pracice. She states that I need to give him Vit D suppliment (drops) and that they have had a spike in infants with rickets due to deficiency. She stated if he doesn't get any formula then he needs the suppliment. I am confused about why this would just now be coming up if I have been EBF my son for 6 months. His regular ped knows this and Vit D has never come up. Oh, and it had nothing to do with his ear infection and only came up at the end becuase she was telling me to make sure he sits up straight when he takes a bottle. Anyone have any insight on the subject about whether my baby really needs this?