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Do I give my child who turns one next week whole milk or vitamin D milk and how much a day?

Do I give my child who turns one next week whole milk or vitamin D milk and how much a day?

Cow's Milk: At 1 yo we recommend starting cow's milk. It depends on the patient's weight, but you can start with whole milk and then your pediatrician will tell you according to his weight of another type is needed (skim, 1 or 2%). Most whole milk in the US is fortified with Vit D. Limit the amount to 16oz a day. Too much milk can cause iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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How can I give 3 mon old vitamin d tabs.There are no drops available in Germany.Ped & hospitals only give tabs.can I give in milk?with spoon difficul

How can I give  3 mon old vitamin d tabs.There are no drops available in Germany.Ped & hospitals only give tabs.can I give in milk?with spoon difficul

Keep searching: Surely your baby is not the only VitD deficient infant in Germany :) Consult with your local pharmacist for product availability, talk to the Ped. Consider having a "care package" sent from U.S. or order from a trusted internet source for home delivery. Make sure that You are taking enough VitaminD (I assume you are breast feeding) and don't forget to take advantage of any available sunshine! ...Read more

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11 month old (1yr on march 18th) is it safe to give her vitamin d milk? She is not allergic to any food or dairy...If not, out of curiosity, why?

11 month old (1yr on march 18th) is it safe to give her vitamin d milk? She is not allergic to any food or dairy...If not, out of curiosity, why?

Many hazards: Most doctors would say milk is fine to give but there is good reason for caution; if milk is not organic it is likely from cows given bovine growth hormone (possible cause of cancer) and fed gmo corn. See http://www.Pcrm.Org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products ; http://americannutritionassociation.Org/newsletter/hidden-hazards-milk ; http://bit.Ly/19xax7e ; my comment:. ...Read more

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Baby gets 8oz formula and about 22oz of breast milk. Do we still need to give vitamin D drops? Can I take extra Vitamin D to pass thru breast milk?

Baby gets 8oz formula and about 22oz of breast milk. Do we still need to give vitamin D drops? Can I take extra Vitamin D to pass thru breast milk?

But D supplement: Breast feeding is aimed of the best things you can do for your baby, but Vitamin D is not readily available in breast milk. Even with partial supplementation with formula, Vitamin D drops for your baby as a precautionary measure would be wise. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby?  Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read more

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Please help, how much milk would I have to drink to get my required daily amount of vitamin d?

Please help, how much milk would I have to drink to get my required daily amount of vitamin d?

A Lot!: Vitamin d is best produced in the skin with sunlight! when we live in climates such as areas in canada and we can't get adequate sun exposure and we are at risk of vitamin d deficiency. We have supplements, but our milk and juices have also been fortified with vita d. Vita d is necessary for strong bones. Eating fatty fishes such as mackeral, sardines and tuna also help prevent vita d deficiency. ...Read more

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Was wondering how much skimmed milk would I have to drink a day to get my rda of vitamin d?

Was wondering how much skimmed milk would I have to drink a day to get my rda of vitamin d?

8 oz: 8 0z of milk provides 400mug of vitamin d3. You should have your vit d3 level checked to see if you need more vit d which could be obtained thru supplement. ...Read more

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