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May 6th, 2010, 07:24 AM
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Do you supplement your LO with Vitamin D ?
Do you give any other supplement, like Fluoride ( if so, do you FF or BF? )?
( Fluoride must be prescribed by a doctor as far as I know )
How long is your LO in the sun without sunscreen ( like few minutes at 6 PM because of Vitamin D production or so ) ?
Do you use sunscreen or keep LO covered all the time?
Does your LO have sunglasses already?

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Jasmin gets Fluoride supplement, but not daily as I breastfeed
Jasmin is in the shadow of the umbrella for few minutes in the late afternoon at 5 or 6 PM with hat
No sunscreen, trying to keep her covered most of the time and avoiding direct sun
no sunglasses for Jasmin ( not yet ),

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May 6th, 2010, 07:28 AM
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I don't supplement with anything, our city water has some fluoride in it, and she gets a bottle of formula if I am out and at bedtime daily and an oz of juice w an oz of water in it.

My pedi, and the substitute pedi we have been seeing has told me as long as I am getting enough vit. d, I don't need to supplement her.

Bailey goes in the sun w/o sunscreen before 10 am, and after 4pm
I havent gotten her sunscreen yet as I usually stay in the shadE (i cant stay in the sun, I get pretty sick quick.)

nope no sunglasses, shed never keep em on
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May 6th, 2010, 07:36 AM
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My pedi, and the substitute pedi we have been seeing has told me as long as I am getting enough vit. d, I don't need to supplement her.
I was asked also, whether I take prenatals.
I also mentioned we have multiple sclerosis in the family, and there's a link between Vitamin D deficiency and MS, so hm.
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May 6th, 2010, 08:02 AM
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I was asked that too, and I still take mine.

My mom has MS, and we were told it is not genetic...
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May 6th, 2010, 08:06 AM
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Do you supplement your LO with Vitamin D ? Yes

Do you give any other supplement, like Fluoride ( if so, do you FF or BF? )? I BF and no.


How long is your LO in the sun without sunscreen ( like few minutes at 6 PM because of Vitamin D production or so ) ? Hardly ever.

Do you use sunscreen or keep LO covered all the time? She stays covered. Haven't used sunscreen yet.

Does your LO have sunglasses already? I use a sun hat for her, but no sunglasses.
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May 6th, 2010, 08:28 AM
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I was asked that too, and I still take mine.

My mom has MS, and we were told it is not genetic...

From what I know, there`s a only very slightly increased risk or no increased risk in families ( but I think they found a strong link between MS onset and birth in April ( due to Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, they say )). I was also told dyslexia EDIT is not necessarily hereditary, as I was worried when Jasmin talked so little for few months

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Do you supplement your LO with Vitamin D ? nope
Do you give any other supplement, like Fluoride ( if so, do you FF or BF? )? BF and nope no supplement
( Fluoride must be prescribed by a doctor as far as I know )
How long is your LO in the sun without sunscreen ( like few minutes at 6 PM because of Vitamin D production or so ) ? we have used sunscreen
Do you use sunscreen or keep LO covered all the time? I keep her pretty covered but it is still a bit cold here but I tend to always have a floppy hat on her if it is really bright
Does your LO have sunglasses already? yup but she can't wear them yet she just chews on them
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Do you supplement your LO with Vitamin D ? I BF so he gets Vit D through me

Do you give any other supplement, like Fluoride ( if so, do you FF or BF? )? No way! I BF

( Fluoride must be prescribed by a doctor as far as I know )
How long is your LO in the sun without sunscreen ( like few minutes at 6 PM because of Vitamin D production or so ) ? He's in the sun occassionally in the afternoon 3-4ish I guess with no sunscreen.

Do you use sunscreen or keep LO covered all the time? His little arms and legs hang out now its warm

Does your LO have sunglasses already? Yes, and he keeps them on..has since he was like 6 weeks old. He doesnt bother them at all...and I add a sun hat.
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May 6th, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Do you supplement your LO with Vitamin D ? No because I formula feed, but if I did BF i would since I live in the Northwest (lack of sunlight in winter) and having a vitamin D deficiency is common where I live
Do you give any other supplement, like Fluoride ( if so, do you FF or BF? )? Fluoride and Baby Probiotics. Once A.J is 9 months old I plan on giving him fish oil. I formula feed and I can't wait to start giving my son good DHA, which is only found in fish.
How long is your LO in the sun without sunscreen ( like few minutes at 6 PM because of Vitamin D production or so ) ? My state has Bipolar weather, I have only been outside with my son just a couple of times and I just put a hat on him..
Do you use sunscreen or keep LO covered all the time? I will use sunscreen when it warms up.
Does your LO have sunglasses already? yes
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Do you supplement your LO with Vitamin D ? No
Do you give any other supplement, like Fluoride ( if so, do you FF or BF? )? No
( Fluoride must be prescribed by a doctor as far as I know )
How long is your LO in the sun without sunscreen ( like few minutes at 6 PM because of Vitamin D production or so ) ? Well when we take walks she's in her stroller with the shade pulled over. I'd say our walks last about 20 minutes.
Do you use sunscreen or keep LO covered all the time? She has the stroller shade over her and usually covered up with a blanket.
Does your LO have sunglasses already?No
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May 6th, 2010, 03:24 PM
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We don't supplement with anything. There is fluoride in our water. Its almost winter here now and so we don't wear sunscreen at all any more. We don't wear it from April through to about September-October. I have a severe (almost rickets) Vitamin D deficiency caused by years of wearing sunscreen all year round. Lucy is outside for about an hour or so every day. Even so, her levels will be monitored for a little while yet as she did have a slight deficiency since even with supplements my levels were ultra low during pregnancy.
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May 6th, 2010, 05:48 PM
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I put sunscreen on Brandon last weekend when it was in the 80's and we were outside alot.

hat yes no sunglasses yet

he is on fluoride.
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