Thanks for your input!
When supplementing with Vit D, make sure it is D3 and not D2. I was not comfortable supplementing my newborn with the drops because I did not want her to overdose. Once she turned six months old and it was November, I added 1 400UI drop / day.
I get my vitamin D levels checked every 3 months. I take 5,000 UI / day and my blood levels are usually in the bottom range of normal. I am pretty sure my breastmilk does not have enough for DD, which is why I use the drop.
You can get baby vitamin D drops at a natural food store, vitamin store or Wholefoods.
Cheryl, mom to Olivia Grace (May 2009), Zackary James (Jun 2012)
both hypnobabies births
So, that's what I do.
Found the article!
First a question - why would you not want your newborn in direct sunlight? The sun is the best source of vitamin D. When my baby was born in May last year, I specifically brought DD out into the sun for 10 minutes each day. When using the sun for vitamin D you do not have to worry about overdosing on D.
Exactly. Also it helps them get their night & days figured out if you take them out after waking in the morning. natural D is always better than a suppliment.
Wife of 10 yrs to Oaties, Mama to Bubs 08/06/08, Rizie 04/19/10 & MRae 02/02/13 & to
Take advantage of being in California and get some sunshine! Sunbaths for babies used to be a regular recommendation from doctors.
Mama to two sweet boys, a 7yo and a toddler .
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