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What Time Of Day Do I Give Vitamin D Drops
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?
I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 9months old boy. At night also 2-3 times when he is fussy. Bad for him? (Give vitamin D regularly)
Introduce food: An otherwise healthy 9 month old should be eating soft foods by now. Food should be introduced between 4 and 6 months of age to promote fine motor movements of the tongue and mouth, increase iron stores, and promote a healthy GI system. You may continue to breast feed at the same time, and his primary source of nutrition is still milk. Speak with your pediatrician if there are medical concerns ...Read more
How can I give vitamin d tablet to my 3 month old. With spoon its a bit difficult as she spits out. Can I give that in her milk? I also take a multivitam
Why?: There are liquid (dropper) vitamin preparations of vitamins ADE and K or vitamin D alone available for use when needed. ...Read more
If breastfeeding Mom has high vitamin D (62ng/ml), do we still need to give Vitamin D supplement to 2 month old? Thanks!
Yes: You still need to give vitamin D for newborn. After baby is borne they have separate stores, so they need vit D regardless of mom store ...Read more
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
Doesn't matter: Uvl is uvl all day. Of course, it is warmer mid-day when the sun is high. ...Read more
Crucial: Vitamin d is synthesized from uvb rays & uvb rays only reach us when the sun is greater than 50 degrees above the horizon- that it why most americans can't make any d in the fall & winter when the sun is never that high. In summer months we can produce d best when the sun is high, usually 10-3. See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/26/maximizing-vitamin-d-exposure. Aspx. ...Read more
With largest meal: I think, for individuals who are currently supplementing with vitamin d to take this with their largest evening meal. ...Read more
Safe and wise: Babies need vit d just as much as adults- probably even more as it is essential for bone growth ; immune function. The vitamin d council recommends infants get 1000- 2000 iu of d a day in winter months (and year-round if your baby does not get adequate mid-day sun). ...Read more
Vitamin D supplement: Vitamin D deficiency is extremely common in both children and adults. If you are no longer breast feeding, you can stop the supplements whenever you feel is appropriate, but pay careful attention and make sure your toddler is eating plenty of foods with Vitamin D and plays in the sunshine regularly. ...Read more
I have vitamin d level at 11.2, how much time it will take to recover it and please give me advice to recover it.
Low vitamin D3: There is a group of patients who do not absorb vitamin D3 efficiently. They seem to require higher doses of oral D3 (6000 to 10000 units daily) to achieve adequate blood levels, (between 40 and 70). Don't give up, stay on your vitamin D3 and get an annual blood level. Be well. ...Read more
Could it be right that only staying in the sun before 10 am gives you vitamin d, but not at later times?
Sor vitamine D: Time of day does not matte but more likely to get sunburned 11am-3 pm ...Read more
Can you explain if it's true that only staying in the sun before 10 am gives you vitamin d, but not at later times?
It depends on the season and the weather.
In the summer the you are prone to vitamin D excess.
In the winter you will be well covered up and you should take 1000 or 2000 units of vitamin daily. They come in bottles without prescription and are not expensive. ...Read more
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
What could be causing my breast fed 6 month old to be constipated? Could it be the vitamin d drops I've been giving him or something else?
Doubt the drops a pb: Changes in stooling are often related to changes in diet.Rice cereal & bananas are common constipating agents while juices often loosen stool. Constipation is often a misapplied term. If it is soft but not every day I don't consider it constipation. Rabbit pellets or harder I apply the term. ...Read more
When it is recommended to give calcium to infant? I have eight months child I give him only vitamin d drops. ..He got one teeth only and didn't crawl?
I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?
Can I prevent rickets in my exclusively breast-fed child through sun exposure alone? I exclusively breast-feed my son. Is it possible to prevent rickets with sun exposure instead of giving him vitamin d drops?
Probably yes: Rickets is a metabolic bone disease related to vitamin D deficiency. It is associated with severe malnutrition, and on rare conditions, genetic defects of metabolism. Vitamin D is necessary to convert calcium to its usable, absorbable form. There are dietary sources of vitamin D as well as vitamin D conversion with sunlight exposure. Unless your child is severely malnourished, they should be ok. ...Read more
My baby was prescribed nystatin for thrush on his tongue. Is it safe to still give him vitamin d drops while taking this? Thank you
Does not matter: It does not matter when you take vitamin d, sometimes taking after food can help if it causes stomach upset. ...Read more
So nervous about taking 50000 units of vitamin d... What time of the day do you recommend taking it? During eating? Or after?
Don't Take D2!!!: This is the wrong kind of vit. D to take! The 50, 000 unit dose of vit d is the prescription form, vitamin d2. Research has shown this type does more harm than good, increasing mortalityi I advise that most adults take 5000 units/day of vitamin d3 to achieve optimal levels. Take after a meal. See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/30/taking-the-right-type-of-vitamin-d.Aspx. ...Read more
How long do I need to expose my body to the sun (per day) to get vitamin d and sun benefits? Is it fine at any time of the day?
Latitude and time: During summer, you need about 20 min at mid day, longer at other times of day. In winter, or extreme northern latitudes, it takes longer. This is why there is usually a seasonal winter drop in blood vit d levels. ...Read more
Do I have to give my baby one year 3 months old vitamin d as he is not exposing to sun every day?
Vitamin D: Probably not necessary but it won't hurt to give one dose a week of 500 mg, As he gets older you can gradually increase the dose by day. ...Read more
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
How do I treat severe Vitamin D deficiency (5ng/ml or 13nmol/L). I spend at least 1 hour in the sun each day, uncovered but only 20 minutes at a time.
Many people take: 5, 000 IUs of Vitamin D3 daily when their D level is low. It comes in capsule form and can be found in health food stores. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My vitamin d is 20. Can that be the cause of my muscle twitching? They twitch several times a day sometimes more
Not vitamin D: The mildly low vitamin d level is not a cause. See a neurologist to look to other causes. ...Read more
A typing error of a pharmacist for vitamin d prescription of 50.000 u. 3 times a wk for a mo, was written 3 times a day per a month, consequences?
The scenario you describe is potentially problematic. I don't want to be an alarmist, but I have seen cases of kidney damage from vitamin D toxicity. Toxicity is a risk for overdosing vitamin D and other fat soluble vitamin.
Stop the vitamin D and get your level checked ASAP. ...Read more
Hi, thank you for your time. My husband has brown urine (like tea) it gomes and goes but on this past sunday it was all day. So beinging treated for fibermiagila - lyrica-150mg-2x a day tramadol-50mg-2x a day vitamin d sup.- perscription-1.25mg-1x a week
Can vitamin d, fish oil, and vitamin C be taken at the same time? Or should they be spaced out through the day?
OK to take together: It is fine to take these together. Vitamin d and fish oil are best taken after a meal as they are fat-soluble. Vitamin c can be taken any time but is best taken at least twice a day, as it is not stored in the body (unlike d and fish oil) so will only stay in our bodies for several hours. ...Read more
I am taking vitamin d, magnesium and folic acid after supper. I also need to take acidophilus & bifidus 3x per day so can I take it at the same time?
Explanation: You can take acidophilus and bifidus at the beginning of supper with food and other medications after your supper ...Read more
My fluid daily intake is excessive, almost a cup an hour. Vitamin D deficiency 10.2, I urinate 8 times a day, sometimes twice an hour. Is this normal?
No: You should have a complete evaluation by your physician, including labwork, to determine the cause of your excessive thirst and low vitamin D level. ...Read more
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