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I am giving my baby 16 months vitamin D 4 drops daily when can i stop it ?

I am giving my baby 16 months vitamin D 4 drops daily when can i stop it ?

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

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How often do I give the vitamin d drops?

How often do I give the vitamin d drops?

See below: This should be based upon your physicians recommendation. Usually once a day is what is recommended. ...Read more

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How long do I keep giving the vitamin d drops?

See below: Since we cannot store vitamin d. Once it is established that we must take it then it is forever until we start taking pills. ...Read more

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When should I start giving the vitamin d drops?

Before 2 months: All breast-fed infants should receive 400 iu of vitamin d per day beginning within the first 2 months of life. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d 10mg drops rease my suger levels?from 137 to 188 ?

Can vitamin d 10mg drops rease my suger levels?from 137 to 188 ?

Interesting question: Vitamin D drops sometimes contain omega-3 fatty acids in addition to vitamin D3. Omega-3s have been associated with mildly increased blood sugar levels, so it is possible that the two are related, although unlikely. Take care and good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my 11month baby( vitamin d) drops in winter?

Is it safe to give my 11month baby( vitamin d) drops in winter?

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

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Vitamin D was low 17nmol/l.I took vit D supplement 10,000 IU for 2month it become 156 nmol/l .should I take supplement always ?!or stop¡

Vitamin D was low 17nmol/l.I took vit D supplement 10,000 IU for 2month it become 156 nmol/l .should I take supplement always ?!or stop¡

Depends on sun exp.: 156 nmol/l = 62 ng/ml which is just where you want it (optimal levels are 50-80). But if you stop the levels will likely decline, so it seems wise to continue 10,000 iu/day. The only other way to get significant amounts of D is via exposure to mid-day sun without use of sun screen. If you don't get sun, then it is wise to continue supplementation. See http://bit.ly/1gNXNk0 & http://bit.ly/1dC7vnA ...Read more

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Does a sudden drop in vitamin d levels mean parathyroid problems?

Does a sudden drop in vitamin d levels mean parathyroid problems?

No: Vitamin d absorption depends on a lot of things. It is also affected by sun exposure. I always tell my patients to take additional supplement in the winter time when the sun may not be as strong. Also other things may interfere with the absorption. But i fo not feel it is indicative of a parathyroid problem. ...Read more

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