Vitamin D for Infant & Mother?

by Laura
(Chicago)

Im breastfeeding my 9 month old baby. Should i take vitamin D supplements AND give her the liquid vitamin D? If we both take it, will it be too much for her? Will she be getting double dosed by breastfeeding and taking the oral vitamin D??

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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Laura,

I've answered this many times already on this site. Please go to my page on Vitamin D and Breastfeeding and look at the chart in green about 1/2 way down the page and read it. If you have not taken 6400 IU's of vitamin D per day for the past 6 months, then your baby is getting none from you.

If you are deficient now and you've not been giving your baby vitamin d, then she has received virtually NONE throughout your entire pregnancy and she's had none in her short life here on earth. Yipes! That is VERY VERY serious and you need to get HERS and YOURS up NOW!!! ASAP!

Stop worrying about getting too much and get her and you SUFFICIENT!! I'll bet that you never even considered taking 6400 IU's per day, yet you'll need to take that for 6 months before your baby gets enough from breast milk. You'll probably be WEANING her by the time you are getting her any vitamin d in your breast milk!


Kerri Knox, RN

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