Do babies really need vitamin D drops?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies receive routine vitamin D supplementation (400 IU per day) due to decreased sunlight exposure and an increase in rickets.
The babies who do need these supplements need them due to a lack of sufficient sunlight..
When should I give my baby vitamin D drops?
If you’re feeding your baby less than 32 ounces (about 1 liter) a day of vitamin D-fortified formula, give your baby 400 IU of liquid vitamin D a day — starting in the first few days after birth. Continue giving your baby vitamin D until he or she drinks at least 32 ounces (about 1 liter) a day.
Can my baby be allergic to vitamin D drops?
Tell your doctor right away if any of these signs of high vitamin D/calcium levels occur: nausea/vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, mental/mood changes, unusual tiredness. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
Is too much vitamin D bad for babies?
However, excessive vitamin D can cause nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, excessive thirst, frequent urination, constipation, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, muscle and joint aches, confusion, and fatigue, as well as more serious consequences like kidney damage.
Why does vitamin D make me feel sick?
Nausea, vomiting, and poor appetite Many side effects of too much vitamin D are related to excessive calcium in the blood. These include nausea, vomiting, and poor appetite. However, these symptoms don’t occur in everyone with elevated calcium levels.
Should I give vitamin D to my formula fed baby?
Since vitamin D is already added to infant formula, most full-term babies who are formula-fed don’t need a supplement. However, formula-fed babies in northern communities should receive a supplement of 400 IU/day from October to April to ensure they have enough vitamin D.