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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

Dr. Randy Baker
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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)

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

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How do I give vitamin d to my infant?

How do I give vitamin d to my infant?

Many ways : It's in formula and supplementary vitamins. Follow your pediatrician's advice about vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

No: If your baby is fully formula fed, they should be getting enough vitamin d (400 iu/day) and should not need a supplement. If they are both formula and breast fed, you may need to supplement them with vitamin d if they are not getting 400 iu/day. ...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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What is the best time of day to take vitamin d? Should it be taken with food?

What is the best time of day to take vitamin d? Should it be taken with food?

Anytime: There are no rules about the best time of day to take supplements. Take them when they agree with you most. Many people find taking pills of any kind as part of a morning routine is easier to remember, so taking them with breakfast is a popular option. ...Read more

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Can time of day be important for synthesizing vitamin d from sunlight?

Can time of day be important for synthesizing vitamin d from sunlight?

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

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What time of day should I take my vitamin d supplements?

With largest meal: I think, for individuals who are currently supplementing with vitamin d to take this with their largest evening meal. ...Read more

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