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Old 03-22-2016, 06:34 PM   #1
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Vitamin D drops

Did you give to your LO? What kind? Why or why not?

I remember with my son (7) the drops smelled so horrible. I think he got them a handful of times but that's it.

DD is a week old and doctor said i should start them. Are there better ones, more natural then the poly vi sol ones at the stores?

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Re: Vitamin D drops

Did your Ped say why he wanted your newborn to have them?

Mother's milk has more than enough vitamin d for baby in more cases. It is not necessary... another thing people are trying to mess with nature on. Premies do need extra vitamins, as they had less time in utero to build up a reserve.

Do your own research though. That way you can be comfortable with your decision.
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We use vitamin d in olive oil. One drop and no distinctive smell or flavor. Get them at whole foods or other stores.

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Old 03-22-2016, 07:02 PM   #4
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Did your Ped say why he wanted your newborn to have them? Mother's milk has more than enough vitamin d for baby in more cases. It is not necessary... another thing people are trying to mess with nature on. Premies do need extra vitamins, as they had less time in utero to build up a reserve. Do your own research though. That way you can be comfortable with your decision.
Nope. Just that breastfed babies need vitamin d. I do need to do some research, but feel like it's sounding unnecessary.
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Re: Vitamin D drops

We never did. Unless your child is showing some deficiency I wouldn't personally bother. But in just a stranger on the Internet. I'd seek some opinions of another doctor, a lactation consultant, etc. if you're unsure.
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Re: Vitamin D drops

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Did your Ped say why he wanted your newborn to have them?

Mother's milk has more than enough vitamin d for baby in more cases. It is not necessary... another thing people are trying to mess with nature on. Premies do need extra vitamins, as they had less time in utero to build up a reserve.

Do your own research though. That way you can be comfortable with your decision.
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