Getting Enough Vitamin D in Breast Milk
I have been researching Vitamin D online for a while as I am very worried about my newborn baby. Prior to trying to conceive I was taking 10,000 IUs for three months and continued into the first trimester. I then tested my levels which were only 35 ng/mL. I wanted to get my levels between 70 and 80 (especially so because my previous child has autism and I wanted to get my levels up for breastfeeding this baby) so I started taking 23,000 IUs of vitamin D and retested in the final trimester but my level stayed exactly the same. I am now breastfeeding and I have a couple of questions.
Were my levels so low during pregnancy because baby was taking it? Will the vitamin D I am taking now that I am breastfeeding (still taking 23,000 IUs) transfer in my milk or will it be low for baby because I am low? In other words, does the vitamin D content in breast milk depend on the \'quantity\' mum is taking or the \'blood level\' of mum because I\'m taking loads but my level is low? Thanks so much for your advice!