Vitamen D?

Havefaith09michaia11 - posted on 04/27/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Ok was just told by this pedatrition that I need to give him a vitame D suplment or give at lest 16 oz of formula. Ok is this true or is this another atmept by her to discurage fully breat feeding. She told me that he was not gaining enough when he was 4 day and that I would probly have to supmlent well he ganged and they were happy. I am moving so this was the last time she sees him.

I was not told this with my daughter and she seems just fine and not one docter has expresed concern about her bone helth due to not getting the extra Vitamen D. I miss the Ped I had here at 1st why did she have to go she seemed lagitamently concered about my kids this one just seems to tell me things by the book does not ask if I have questions and burshed off my daughers rash as a sensativaty with out even looking at it.

Oh enough with my ranting. Do I need to get him this Simply D suff she talked about or should I just get a second opion by a new Dr. at his 2 month check up after we move?

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Kelly - posted on 04/28/2011

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My pediatrician recommended Tri-Vi-Sol for my son when we were breastfeeding for his first year, as we live in Washington (northern climate thing). Of course, she was also very supportive of breastfeeding in general. You should definitely find a more supportive dr!

Ericka - posted on 04/28/2011

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ok it sounds to me that you dont have a bf friendly dr. i was always told that my body will take ALL the vitamins from my stores to provide for my daughter that is #1 reason why breastmilk is best if you are really worried about the vitamin D you can take it (i was recommended to take one since baby got mine) check with your dr to make sure you dont already receive it. even after pregnancy we should take a prenatal vitamin to keep ourselves healthy, so it may be in the vitamin if you are taking it. :)

Jennifer - posted on 04/28/2011

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I breastfeed right now and yes I agree that breastfed babies especially need the extra vitamin D. I was given a vitamin D that i gave to her in a dropper.But since she was a preemie she couldnt handle swollowing its texture(thick and sticky) so my pediatrician told me to get this stuff called " D drops" and its basically something that you put a drop on your nipple before nursing and that gives them there whole days worth of vitamin d. its awesome really so i would look into that.

Michelle - posted on 04/27/2011

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My kids ped always says to give them tri visol. He has never and would never suggest formula to me. He encourages my breastfeeding. Giving formula can interfere with breastfeeding. The vitamins though are good for them.

Kimberly - posted on 04/27/2011

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My kids pediatricians always recommended just giving them the Tri-Vitamin drops for the Vitamin D.

Havefaith09michaia11 - posted on 04/27/2011

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Thanks Candace I looked it up more and decided to give it the next time we are in town. We live far from a place that sells it. So Next week some time I'll stop and get some. I am not happy with this one Pediatrician and have only had to see her twice now. So I will be glad to finaly get to pick out a new one. I am going to get recomendations once back in MO. I am surpised that she never told me about it till now or explained more on it then what she said. I love nursing and don't see why any Dr. would want to discourage it in any way.

Candace - posted on 04/27/2011

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I was told by our pediatrician, whom I very much like, that my son should get a Vit D supplement while breastfeeding. We started giving it to him right away and did the entire time I was breast feeding. I live in Canada, so definately a northern climate. Vit D is in formula and whole milk so isn't really needed when you are done breastfeeding. Vit D helps the body to absorb calcium and the body will excrete what it doesn't need. I think babies should get 400 IU per day if I remember correctly. Too bad to hear you're not happy with your doctor but I think it's a legitimate reccomendation.

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If I were you I would talk to your new doctors. I know many people will ask for a simple blood test to see if they are deficient. Then go from there as far as supplements to take (for you and your kids). I live in Texas and it was never brought up to me. I didn't think anything of it, but it seems that it's being talked about more and more lately. We get the recommended amount of sun exposure just from going to and from the car and watering the garden. If we're going to be in direct sun light for long then we use sunscreen but for short trips outside, especially when we're not in direct sun, we don't.

Havefaith09michaia11 - posted on 04/27/2011

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Ya right now we are in Wyoming and out side time is very limated thatns for the links I'll pick ups some of the Siply D drops next week. Just can't do it this week. Oh and should I give it to my daugher who is 19 months right now too? She never said any thing about her or does she get enough from her whole milk? Do we as adults need to be taking suplments as well? This is all new to me. We are moving back to MO in like 2 weeks and he will be out side a bit more then he is now. But thanks for the links. It would just be nice if she would just stop trying to make fomula sound like the best thing for ever little problem that may pop up. I guess this pedatrion just does not prefer breastfeeding babies.

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I would never give formula simply for vitamin D. That doesn't seem right at all and I've never heard a doctor recommend formula for that reason. The vitamin D depends on who you ask and where you live. It is generally recommended for babies (and adults) who live north of Mississippi (assuming you're in the U.S.). Some families choose to only give Vitamin D during the winter months when they can't get outside much. If you do decide to give vitamins make sure it's D only. The multivitamin drops with iron tend to constipate and aren't needed. Here's so info to help you with your decision:
http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vitami...
http://www.bestforbabes.org/vitamin-d-an...

Havefaith09michaia11 - posted on 04/27/2011

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By the way my daughters rash went away but it did bug me that she would not even look at it.

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