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I've read that CLO is good for babies. The vit. D is supposed to be good for preventing autoimmune diseases. I've been taking it since before pregnancy. I don't plan on giving it to him yet, but I'm wondering when is an appropriate time to start giving it to a baby. And also how much?<br><br>
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See Vitamin D for Infants article:<br><a href="http://www.westonaprice.org/children/infant-vitamin-d-safety.html" target="_blank">http://www.westonaprice.org/children...-d-safety.html</a><br><br>
You will transfer "enough" D to your babe while bf'ing according to current studies if you have 6,000IU/day in your diet.<br><br><a href="http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20050430/food.asp" target="_blank">http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20050430/food.asp</a>
 

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As soon as the babe is eating solids I would be giving the CLO. I did start with two of mine earlier than that because they had extenuating circumstances and needed it earlier. Dd started around one month, ds2 started about 9 months (before solids in his case) I take plenty myself. They all get what is recommended on the bottle starting at a year, I cut the dose in half before that. This of course also depends on the brand you are using. We are using Radiant Life. My 4 & 3 year old both take around a tsp. My 10 month old takes about 1/2 a tsp.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Hi Jane!<br><br>
Thank you for the links. That's exactly what I was looking for.<br><br>
And thank you firefaery. Waiting until he's eating solids makes perfect sense. Don't want to change his gut flora before it's necessary.<br><br>
I guess for the time being I'll need to increase my intake, and order some <i>high vitamin</i> CLO to make that easier. And summer's almost here, so I'll make sure to get him out in the sun (gasp! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ). We certainly don't need any more autoimmune diseases in this family!<br><br>
Thanks again, mamas!<br><br>
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If I start supplementing my one year old with high vit. CLO should I start reducing my own dose (she is still very much a nursey girl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">). I'm wondering if it's better to hold off with it for her until she weans, or starts nursing less...
 
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