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#1 Sheeva33

Posted 22 October 2019 - 05:41 AM

Hi
My pediatrician didn't give my baby any Vit D drops? He said its bcz my Vit D level wasnt low when I did the blood test early in pregnancy? But i heard from most friends that they gave it to their babies, anyone had same issue and didnt give their newborn those drops?

#2 Lunafreya

Posted 22 October 2019 - 05:49 AM

Do you mean Vitamin K?

#3 RynandStompy

Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:12 AM

From memory I used vitamin D drops for DD. Not just because mine were low but  because Aus summers are so hot and she was so fair , that her skin was either covered or sun screened.  So she wasnt getting vitamin D from sunlight.
OP - you mentioned having a paed reading your pregnancy bloods as the only assessment? Are you in Aus or a country with kinder sunshine (amd less skin cancer risk?)

#4 Goldenash

Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:13 AM

We did vitamin D for my first as it was low. Not with my second.  It is only considered nec if the mothers vit d was low.

Honestly it is a pain. Embrace not having to do it and try not to worry.

See rich (
https://www.rch.org....eets/Vitamin_D/

which says children at risk of low v d:

Babies born prematurely.
Breastfed babies who have one or more of the above risk factors. Breast milk is the best type of food for babies, but it does not contain much vitamin D. A baby will get their initial store of vitamin D from their mother; so, they are at risk of low vitamin D if their mother has low vitamin D and/or if they have dark skin.


#5 ~J_F~

Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:33 AM

Never heard of it for babies. So that would be a no it wasn’t given to my three!!

#6 onetrick

Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:38 AM

My understanding is it's a fairly new thing? We were suggested it (as a 'this might be good if you want to try it'type thing...) but I kept forgetting..
Some of my friends were in a study from the RCH about vitamin d preventing allergies, so they had to give a drop a day until their child was 1.

#7 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 22 October 2019 - 07:01 AM

Most evidence suggests that breast fed babies get the vitamin d from their mums, provided the mums aren’t deficient. If your levels are ok, then baby should be ok.

#8 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 22 October 2019 - 07:19 AM

I  had my vit D checked with DD when she was about 6 months old and was told it was low and I should have been giving her drops but it was the first it was mentioned to me!

After that I took vit D myself so it was no longer low.

#9 rosie28

Posted 22 October 2019 - 07:48 AM

I’m constantly low on vitamin D even with supplements (I’m very pale so wear sunscreen all the time) so both of my babies have had the drops. This one will too I guess!

#10 Kafkaesque

Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:12 AM

If you aren’t deficient during pregnancy then drops for baby aren’t necessary. Vit D is transferred through breast milk and even more is from formula.

Many women are now vit D deficient so it’s becoming more common to have the drops but your levels were fine so not needed.

#11 Sheeva33

Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:36 AM

View Post~J_F~, on 22 October 2019 - 06:33 AM, said:

Never heard of it for babies. So that would be a no it wasn’t given to my three!!
Did your babies get sun exposure when they were young?

#12 Sheeva33

Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:39 AM

View PostRynandStompy, on 22 October 2019 - 06:12 AM, said:

From memory I used vitamin D drops for DD. Not just because mine were low but  because Aus summers are so hot and she was so fair , that her skin was either covered or sun screened.  So she wasnt getting vitamin D from sunlight.
OP - you mentioned having a paed reading your pregnancy bloods as the only assessment? Are you in Aus or a country with kinder sunshine (amd less skin cancer risk?)
Yup I am Melbourne based




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