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April 12th, 2010, 11:57 AM
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I'll probably end up calling our public health nurse with this question as well, but.. I'm currently mainly breastfeeding/pumping but supplementing with formula for 2 feedings a day - how do I figure out how much Vitamin D drops to give my son? I know formula has some vitamin D, but since that's not his main diet, I don't want to overdo it or not give him enough. Does anyone know?
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April 12th, 2010, 01:38 PM
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I don't know. I would call the nurse just to be safe.
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April 12th, 2010, 04:14 PM
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Did you ask this on the BFing board? They can give you good sources (I don't have the time to get them for you) but w/ adequate sunlight exposure, Vit D drops really aren't necessary. If you ask there, the ladies can help answer your question
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April 12th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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I'm not sure either, the nurse may be able to help you. I am EBF and I don't give Billy any drops. I do take a vit d pill 2 times a day though and we get him outside everyday.. HTH!
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April 12th, 2010, 06:42 PM
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We supplement too... but my pedi has never recommended vit d drops.
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