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Does my 2-month-old need vitamin d?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes & no

There is probably a regional issue involved depending on sunlight exposure in your area.
D is activated by sunlight & breast fed babies in areas with fewer sunlight days probably need the 400 iu recommended daily. That is likely overkill in the very sunny parts of the country like my area. Breast milk & sunlight seem to provide what they were designed to do.

In brief: Yes & no

There is probably a regional issue involved depending on sunlight exposure in your area.
D is activated by sunlight & breast fed babies in areas with fewer sunlight days probably need the 400 iu recommended daily. That is likely overkill in the very sunny parts of the country like my area. Breast milk & sunlight seem to provide what they were designed to do.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Consider vitamin d supplementation (at dose of 400 iu per day) for exclusively breastfed babies.
 vitamin d can be given in the form of infant multivitamin drops or vitamin d drops.

In brief: Yes

Consider vitamin d supplementation (at dose of 400 iu per day) for exclusively breastfed babies.
 vitamin d can be given in the form of infant multivitamin drops or vitamin d drops.
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
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