Vitamin D Supplement

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KSM - December 20

My daughter is 2 1/2 months old and my doctor said she should have a vitamin d supplement. We tried it for awhile, but she started having blood in her poop. Wondering if anyone has had a similar problem. I was also wondering if they really needed a supplement? She is only br___t-fed.

 

wailing - December 20

I've been giving my lo a supplement w/ Vitamin D and Iron since he was 2 months old also. He is exclusively b'fed. Our pedi told us (and I've read elsewhere) that it's b/c b'milk doesn't the proper amt of Vit D that babies need for development. The only other way they get it is by sunlight which they can't be exposed to really. I've never heard of blood in poop b/c of the vitamins. But, I've read about it for other reasons. I would call the pedi back and let them know. Good luck.

 

excited2bemama - December 21

I just started giving my lo a Vit d suppliment... she is 6 months. we live in northern New england and now that its winter and we have limited sunlight I worried about her getting enough. If you are in the sun then your b___stmilk has Vit d in it.. ar you sure it was the vit d?? maybe she allergic to something in the vit prep? maybe try a differnt brand. Sometimes blood in poop can mean an allergy

 

KDR - January 9

My pedicatrician said that there won't be enough in your b___stmilk from you supplementing or being out in the sun and that you have to give a supplement to the baby. I asked her b/c I didn't want to my ds the vitamins we got while in the hospital b/c the had iron and they seemed to upset his stomach. You can get the ones w/o iron but I still haven't done it b/c he has to take amoxicillin and nystatin right now and I don't feel like making him ingest anything else at the moment. I guess I do it soon though.

 

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