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Q.  Should mothers who are breast feeding be given vitamin D supplements_?
Poll Results

   
Yes, their babies will also be deficient
 66.17%
   
No, it is not required
 33.83%
 
Sr. NoDateRemarks
1
24 Jan 2012Breast milk contains a limited amount of vitamin D. It is not necessary with supplemental vitamin D all children born at term of pregnancy and with adeguate weight if fed the breast. Just give vitamin D to children who for various reasons {climate, black or very dark skin, lifestyle} are not able to benefit from the sunlight stimulus to produce adequate amounts of vitamin D. If the child is formula-fed, do not serve supplements, because vitamin D is added to infant formula enough.
2
24 Jan 2012usually most newborns get vit d supplemention
3
24 Jan 2012All children should get 400IE of Vitamin D daily for the first year of life.
4
24 Jan 2012yes it is required bcz babies r deficient andneed supplements usually
5
23 Jan 2012I thought it was under the sun that babies bloomed on breast milk
6
23 Jan 2012It is very much required- G Kiran Kumar
7
20 Jan 2012Mothers who are exclosivly breat feeding their babies and are not exposing themself to sun light, have milk which is deficient in calcium
8
20 Jan 2012To prevent calcium deficiency in mother, for absorption of calcium from gut, vitamin D must be given to mothers
9
19 Jan 2012child bearing women are usually not deficient in Vit D
10
18 Jan 2012Recent AAP recommendations also say this. It is recommended to give 400IU of vitamin to all new borns
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