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    Default Another supplement ? for experienced...

    Mamas...

    Ok, my pedi convinced me to give E an all natural Vit D supplement. All well & fine with it after careful research

    Now...if I am taking a One a Day (Women's) supplement myself & we currently BF somewhere bet. 4-6 or so times a day -

    Is E also getting Vit. D from my milk?!

    I am not going to over dose her am I? I give her right around the required 400IU daily dosage.

    Thank you all in advance for taking the time to chime in and ease my mind


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    hELp me Mamas!!! why do I always try to brainstorm on a Sat. when most people are enjoying their day off

    ..ok...back to waiting patiently


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    Default Re: Another supplement ? for experienced...

    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vi...vitamin-d.html


    from that link

    In the US, the recommended intake of vitamin D for babies and lactating mothers is 200 IU (5 micrograms) per day, the same as for anyone else under the age of 50.

    Infants 0-12 months should not exceed 1,000 IU (25 µg) per day. Anyone aged 1-50 years should not exceed 2,000 IU (50 µg) per day.

    The amount of vitamin D in human milk is small: 0.5-3.4 µg/liter (20-136 IU/liter) [Hamosh 1991, Good Mojab 2002] in mothers who are not vitamin D deficient. However, the vitamin D in human milk is in a form that is very easily used by the baby and therefore adequate for most infants, when combined with a small amount of sun exposure

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    Default Re: Another supplement ? for experienced...

    I wouldn't worry to much about your lo getting too much VIt D.. although the current recommendations for babies is 400 IU and adults is around 800 .. Vit d is currently being researched and here is possiblity of adults needing as much as 10,000 IU + a day. I personally take 3-5,000 IU a day and I give my nursing toddler 400 IU. She nurses 3-4 times a day still. I had my Vit D levels tested and they were low. As are most people's around here since we live in the northeast where is cloudy and wintery for 6-7 months out of the year. Vit D is a fat soluable Vit I believe so its better absorbed with fat.. I give it with a meal or right after or before I breastfeed dd.

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    Thank you both


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    Default Re: Another supplement ? for experienced...

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*kmama2 View Post
    I wouldn't worry to much about your lo getting too much VIt D.. although the current recommendations for babies is 400 IU and adults is around 800 .. Vit d is currently being researched and here is possiblity of adults needing as much as 10,000 IU + a day. I personally take 3-5,000 IU a day and I give my nursing toddler 400 IU. She nurses 3-4 times a day still. I had my Vit D levels tested and they were low. As are most people's around here since we live in the northeast where is cloudy and wintery for 6-7 months out of the year. Vit D is a fat soluable Vit I believe so its better absorbed with fat.. I give it with a meal or right after or before I breastfeed dd.
    Totally agree. The recommendations have just changed, with 400 IU being the new rec. I don't know how old that kellymom link is that says 200. I wouldn't worry about giving LO too much. Anyways, I have a hard time believing that giving the supp plus what LO gets from your milk and dietary sources could ever be too much, let alone dangerous. I would rather give a little too much than not enough. My LO is 12 mos and BF's 5-8 times per day and I still give him the supp.

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    The kellymom link is outdated. Recent research suggests that many women do not have enough vitamin D in their bodies to provide a sufficient amount for their babies.

    If you're sticking to the prescribed amount of supplement, it seems unlikely that your baby could receive toxic levels through your milk.
    Last edited by @llli*LLLKaren; December 13th, 2008 at 11:22 AM.
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