march 2011... the light of my life
i love my little one
I would get your levels checked before you supplement with high doses. I was taking 2,000 during my pregnancy and found that my levels were way too high. And FWIW - I live in the NE. Spend minimal time outside and when I am outside, I am wearing longsleeves - even in the summer.
Proud mom of 2:
DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ
Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby
I live in NJ & my pedi says she has NEVER had a baby with Rickets(the disese you get from lack of Vit D) in her practice.
Mommy to Christopher 02/26/11 my miracle baby
Exclusively pumped for Lance Oct 07
Nursed until just before he turned 3 Levi Oct 09
Do you have extra milk? Consider donating!
"So I was welcomed by the consolations of human milk; but it was not my mother or my nurses who made any decision to fill their breasts, but you who through them gave me infant food, in accordance with your ordinance and the riches which are distributed deep in the natural order." -St Augustine
Additional info from the Mayo Clinic:
"The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. Recently, research also suggests vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, and several autoimmune diseases."
I don't worry too much about vitamin D supplements in the summer when we get outside every day, but it becomes more of a concern as the days get shorter, colder, and cloudier in my little corner of the world.