About Forum Breastfeeding, Baby & Vitamin D Vitamin D for mom or baby?

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    I was told by my pediatrician to give my baby vitamin D drops, but I have heard that if I take enough vitamin D, I don’t have to supplement my baby. Is this correct? Thanks!



    Hi greenmama,

    You are correct – if you take enough vitamin D daily (about 6000 IU), your baby should get enough D through your milk. It is very important to get a daily dose, since it is the pre-converted vitamin D3 that goes into the milk, and this form breaks down quickly. Making sure your breastmilk has enough vitamin D in it for your baby will also give you the added benefit of getting much-needed vitamin D for yourself.

    Thank you, and congratulations!

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