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    Default Vitamin D Supplementing

    Has anyone used the Vitamin Shoppe brand vitamin D supplements?

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    We used Carlson Baby D-Drops.

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    Default Re: Vitamin D Supplementing

    the carlson. They have no flavor that I can tell. ordered from vitacost

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    Default Re: Vitamin D Supplementing

    Are the Carlson vitamins FDA approved?

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    Just curious...why are you giving vit D supplements? I just read an article about how it isn't needed. Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*3boysmomma View Post
    Just curious...why are you giving vit D supplements? I just read an article about how it isn't needed. Am I missing something?
    Here is this.

    Media Release:
    La Leche League International Encourages Mothers to Recognize Importance of Vitamin D

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    (October 16, 2008) Schaumburg, IL - La Leche League International encourages all mothers to recognize the importance of vitamin D to the health of their children. Recent research shows that due to current lifestyles, breastfeeding mothers may not have enough vitamin D in their own bodies to pass to their infants through breastmilk.

    In October 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that infants receive 400 IU a day of vitamin D, beginning in the first few days of life. Children who do not receive enough vitamin D are at risk for rickets and increased risk for infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

    Vitamin D is mainly acquired through exposure to sunlight and secondarily through food. Research shows that the adoption of indoor lifestyles and the use of sunscreen have seriously depleted vitamin D in most women. The ability to acquire adequate amounts of vitamin D through sunlight depends on skin color and geographic location. Dark-skinned people can require up to six times the amount of sunlight as light-skinned people. People living near the equator can obtain vitamin D for 12 months of the year while those living in northern and southern climates may only absorb vitamin D for six or fewer months of the year.

    For many years, La Leche League International has offered the research-based recommendation that exclusively breastfed babies received all the vitamin D necessary through mother’s milk. Health care professionals now have a better understanding of the function of vitamin D and the amounts required, and the newest research shows this is only true when mothers themselves have enough vitamin D. Statistics indicate that a large percentage of women do not have adequate amounts of vitamin D in their bodies.

    La Leche League International acknowledges that breastfeeding mothers who have adequate amounts of vitamin D in their bodies can successfully provide enough vitamin D to their children through breastmilk. It is recommended that pregnant and nursing mothers obtain adequate vitamin D or supplement as necessary. Health care providers may recommend that women who are unsure of their vitamin D status undergo a simple blood test before choosing not to supplement.
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    No, I don't believe the Carlson drops are FDA approved but I use them and know others who do too and have had no issues. They taste like nothing. So much easier than the tri-visol. The other ingredient besides Vitamin D is fractioned coconut oil


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    I don't think vitamin supplements are "approved" by the FDA, they just have to meet the labeling requirements.
    http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySuppl.../ucm110417.htm

    Molly

    Loving mama to JP (DS, 1/03 ~ nursed 6 mos), EL (DD1, 9/05 ~ nursed 4 yrs), EJ (DD2, 3/08 ~ nursed 3 yrs 9 mos), and
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    just my 2 cents
    If you have a walk outside everyday with your child (even if it's cloudy)you are pretty sure you'll both get enough vit D.that is what my ped says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*elimaka View Post
    just my 2 cents
    If you have a walk outside everyday with your child (even if it's cloudy)you are pretty sure you'll both get enough vit D.that is what my ped says.
    Ah yes, but w/o sunscreen and lots of skin exposed. Sun is truly the best way to make vit D if you can.
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