Vit D Supplement for 2 month old

Jade - posted on 05/24/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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SO the Dr. told me that she doesnt get enough Vit D and I need to give it to her through ENfamil..Poly-Vi-Sol.... True or False??

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Minnie - posted on 05/26/2009

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Was she tested? Are you breastfeeding? If you yourself got sufficient Vit D during pregnancy you should have enough in your milk for about 6 months for her. And considering it's summer....why can she not spend a few minutes outside a day?

Amanda - posted on 05/26/2009

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Like the other girls mentioned, if you are exclusively BF, your little one isn't getting vit D from you, but they can get it from sun exposure and eventually from the foods she will eat. Every doctor has a different opinion about it. I have a seven year old and a eleven month old. They each had different doctors. My older son took the supplement, and my younger did not. Both of them are very healthy. I like my more recent doctor's opinion about it. He says that there have been many generations of BF babies that were not supplemented and are just fine. Also, he said that in all of his years as a doctor he has never once seen an unsuplemented BF baby that had issues as a result of vit D deficiency. I would do what you feel is right, and if you value your doctor's opinion consider their advice.

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True, sort of. Your baby isn't getting enough Vit D if you're breastfeeding *and* the baby doesn't get daily exposure to the sun (10 min or so). If you decide you do want to give the vitamins, skip the Poly-Vi-Sol (which has iron - not needed and yucky) and go with Tri-Vi-Sol or a Vitamin D only supplement.

Tiffany - posted on 05/24/2009

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If you are breastfeeding, your body doesnt produce enough vit D to give them, so yes, a vit D supplement is good. If you feed him/her formula, usually there is enough in it already. Either way, your body cant get too much vit D, if there is excess, it just leaves the body and isnt absorbed. So, to be on the safe side, I'd suggest Yes - give him/her a supplement. I did til just last month (she;s now almost 8 mos and we just started her on forumla)

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