Jump to content
Sheeva33

Vitamin D drops?

Recommended Posts

Sheeva33

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lunafreya

Do you mean Vitamin K?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RynandStompy

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?)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Winter frost

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.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/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.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
~Jolly_F~

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
onetrick

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bethlehem Babe

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MadMarchMasterchef

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rosie28

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kafkaesque

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.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sheeva33

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sheeva33

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...