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Old 04-11-2013, 05:08 PM   #21
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Re: Vitamin D to supplement breast milk?

Anyone had any issues using sunlight for this? We're having a July baby and I don't want to supplement, but I'm worried about sunburns, etc.

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #22
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Anyone had any issues using sunlight for this? We're having a July baby and I don't want to supplement, but I'm worried about sunburns, etc.
You just need to supplement yourself and all is well. 5000-7000IU of D3 daily.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #23
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Re: Vitamin D to supplement breast milk?

My understanding is that vit D doesn't come through the breastmilk, which is why doctors recommend supplementing it. So I think it's best to give the drops.
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My understanding is that vit D doesn't come through the breastmilk, which is why doctors recommend supplementing it. So I think it's best to give the drops.
Nope. If mama is not deficient and supplements adequately there will be enough D in her breast milk. Kellymom has references, I'm on my phone so can't link right now.
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Unless you are spend 3 hours a day in the sunlight in a bikini year round then considered supplementation. Breastfeeding mothers need 5000-7000 IU. That's enough for mama and baby.
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Nope. If mama is not deficient and supplements adequately there will be enough D in her breast milk. Kellymom has references, I'm on my phone so can't link right now.
Our ped says this too. I've never supplemented my kiddos, but made sure I was taking a prenatal vitamin while breastfeeding.
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