A 37-year-old male asked:
Can a breastfeeding mother take larger vitamin d supplements to allow it to pass down through breastmilk rather than supplementing with a vitamin d drop directly to the infant? how much sun would a baby need daily if they didnt take it?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 42 years experience
Answered Dec 17, 2021
Pediatrics 32 years experience
If you follow official recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, you supplement with Vitamin D for the first year of life. Vitamin A, C and D supplementation has been recommended for over sixty years. We do not recommend exposing infants to sun in the pursuit of vitamin D.
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Answered Dec 20, 2021
Last updated Dec 20, 2021
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