Breastfeeding 7 Month old and vitamin D
I am currently breastfeeding my 7 month baby. I had my vitamin d checked when he was 3 months and the level came back as 12. The doctor put me on a high dosage of 10,000 IU for a week and now I take colecalciferol (adcal d3) 400 IU.
I have two questions the first is, is this enough for me and my baby? ( I am also giving baby vitamin d) I have been on this medication for about 4 months now and my knees are still painful. If I forget to take the tablets the pain increases considerably.
The second question is I had my vitamin d tested before falling pregnant from memory it was 50 (or borderline is what doctor told me) she did not put me on vitamin d. Shortly after I fell pregnant and my knees starting hurting upon sitting or standing, I was also getting extreme excruiciating pain in my groin area, so much so that turning in bed was a nightmare. Now since I was pregnant at the time I put the groin pain down to pregnancy and baby bearing down or something. Also from even before my pregnancy I have had bad constant pain in my heel on one foot. Now my question is are these pains (the groin area and heel) in your experience from vitamin d deficiency?
Your website is great source of information. I am about to order vitamin d online as a result, the doctor here (UK) said the 400IU is the most I can take, but since reading the information on your pages I am ordering some to take nearer 10,000 IU.
Many thanks for reading and replying