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CHAMPSARAHJOY
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6/10/07 10:42 P

 
 
Our ped recommended Tri Vi Sol for our DD...they don't have the iron in them but do have the vitamins...they smell much better and she took them without difficulty.

SAM1AM77
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6/8/07 5:24 P

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Yup, my LO had the same green poops too... not so much now (he's a whopping 4months old!)...


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LINDSEY29
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6/8/07 2:41 P

 
 
Actually it isn't to bad..I think. He is my first so I don't have anything else to compare it to. He is usually within the 8-10 diapers a day thing, that "they" say they should have.

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6/8/07 1:50 P

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Holy poop! Wait, I just realized he's only 2 1/2 months old! I thought he was my sons age. You must go thru TONS of diapers!!!


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ATINCHER
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6/8/07 1:12 P

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ONE POOP???? Eeks, how many poops does he make in a day?


TNT was born 10/14/06 at 1:25pm
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LINDSEY29
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6/8/07 1:07 P

 
 
I notice that for at least one poop after Jaxon gets the vitamins his poop is exactly what you described. The poor kid seems to have a tummy ache too.

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6/8/07 1:00 P

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Ok, this may be gross, but every since I've been giving my LO the PolyVisol vitamins, his poop is like - how can I describe it,.......

It is like a dark green mud mask.

(Sorry)

Is this normal??


TNT was born 10/14/06 at 1:25pm
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SALOMA_LAPE
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6/7/07 9:57 P

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Our pediatrician didn't think they were necessary because I was exclusively bf'ing. We started giving them to her when she was eating more solids and when she was weaned a little after 12 mos. She still takes them, and I love them as a mother of a toddler, because there are some days when the only thing she'll eat are pancakes and spaghetti noodles!

KRISTENS
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6/7/07 11:02 A

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I live in COlorado, so we get plenty of sunshine, and while I don't like to take her directly in the sunlight, she is outside plenty. I don't know why all of a sudden the doc brought it up, it was probably the hot topic of the month or "trend" like one of you said. But I hate not giving her something that is supposed to help her. Its just in all my reading about breastmilk and how it is nature's perfect food, nowhere did it say that I would have to give extra vitamins.


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FAIRWATER
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6/7/07 8:25 A

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There is very little vit D that passes into breast milk, and historically our babies have gotten their vitamin D through sun exposure.

Now that the American Cancer Society is discouraging even casual sun exposure (it's thought that any early sun exposure sets the skin up for cancer later in life), there have been some cases of bone disease in the States from children not getting enough vit D.

Formula fed infants get vit D in their artificial milk.

I personally will make sure my babies get some casual sun exposure, despite the ACS warning against it.

If your baby doesn't tolerate the multivitamin drops, ask your pediatrician for a vit D only supplement. It's very expensive and very concentrated (easy to overdose) but it exists.

Edited by: FAIRWATER at: 6/7/2007 (08:26)

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NONSEQUITUR
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6/6/07 10:49 P

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Those vitamins go in and out of fashion. My first, I was told to give the vitamins. My second and third, I was told not necessary. My fourth, the vitamins were back in fashion. I quit following trends with my fifth and sixth.



Kellymom.com has several articles on vitamin supplementation, and if it is truly necessary. You should take a look.

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TZGREY
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6/6/07 9:02 P

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I would ask your pediatrician why they are needed. If it's for vitamin D then like pp said, a little bit of sunlight should be fine. Ask why breastmilk made for your baby isn't good enough too. I'm sure your baby is getting plenty of sunlight, unless of course you live in Greenland or something. Some of these Pediatricians don't consider individual situations.

Dr. Sears answers this very question here:
http://www.askdrsears.com/faq/bf
10.asp




Are you wondering if you should breastfeed you baby? Here are 101 reasons to breastfeed.

www.notmilk.com/101.html

HORSEGAL
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6/6/07 2:56 P

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I put Ryleigh on these when she was 2 months old at the pedi's advice. Every day I gave them to her, she would vomit (not spit up, projectile vomit) for the entire day. I put them away and tried again a few months later, and the same thing happened. When she turned one, I tried again, same thing. I tried at night too, and she would wake up screaming in pain. I would stop giving them to her, and she was fine. As soon as I started again, she puked. I even mixed them in with her cereal thinking she needed something in her belly, and that didn't help either.
I just made sure she ate a varied diet, and for the Vitamin D (which is the real reason for the drops) I take her out in the sun. I think I read that 10 minutes of sunlight a day gives them enough Vitamin D

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LINDSEY29
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6/6/07 12:21 P

 
 
We give that to Jaxon. We put it into one of his bottles. I am bf but am back at work, so we have the sitter give it to him. Before I went back to work, I would pump so that we could give it to him in a bottle.

KRISTENS
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6/6/07 12:07 P

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My pediatrician said that I needed to give my baby these Poly-Vi-Sol drops as a vitamin supplement since she is strictly on BM. THe problem is they are so smelly and nasty that every time I give them to her she gags and cries and has the most awful time getting it down. I feel terrible, and hate to do it. Does anyone else give this to their baby? Are there any better ways to do it?


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