Improper Dropper Feeding Of Liquid Vitamin D Feared Responsible In Accidental Death

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  1. Parsifal

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    Health Minister Marisol Touraine said it was “the specific way the product is administered that presents risks”, rather than the vitamin itself.
     
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    "“I want to reassure parents who have given vitamin D, in whatever form, to their children: they are safe,” she said in a statement today, adding that “only Uvesterol D is concerned” by this procedure.."
     
  4. Westside PUFAs

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    That's why I avoid all foods that have added D. There have been D poisonings from milk plants before. You can get hypercalcemia.
     
  5. Agent207

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    Why give a baby any vitamin supplement?
     
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    List of excipients in Uvesterol D:

    It is common to give D to babies, even in supplement skeptic countries (France does not enrich flour with iron).
     
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    that brand is d2 (Uvesterol D)

    most people would use d3
     
  8. Agent207

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    Yeah, but WHY? Mother deficiency and so in breast milk? lack of sunlight? Relying on d3 supplement for a baby looks a very poor fix to me.
     
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    Well you could ask that about any intervention, what about the vitamin K shots given newborns? I do not know but it should be easy to find out online as this is public health policy.
     
  10. Agent207

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    I doubt a healthy baby needs shots of vitamin k.
     
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    We give our baby D supps during winter, about 200IUs a day. He's almost one and is no longer breast feeding.

    It's not possible to make vitamin D from UVB between October and March here in London (Ideal Time For Sun Exposure).

    I also give our three year old a few drops of Estroban topically once a week. Or, if he's had liver, just a few drops of D and K.
     
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    Weird, giving synthetic hormones to babies as something usual... we're so lobotomized by big pharma.

    So much to learn from wiser countries...

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  13. schultz

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    D drops and mercury vapor are both supplemental. I might prefer the D drops, since the blue light can be dangerous without the red to balance.
     
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    Yeah, those pics aren't weird at all. :smirk:
     
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    those are actually Oompa Loompas
     
  16. Agent207

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    Sunlight is the natural way the body synthesize vitD, and uvb lamps are the closer to it.

    And this not blue light by the way. Is ultraviolet B light. Any study or reference about it being bad -under a controlled exposure- for not having other light spectrums?

    I don't know of any newborn died after been administered vitD from uvb therapy.
     
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    I know that in several countries the reason Vitamin D is suggested for babies is because of a reoccurrence of rickets in young children. This is why even doctors are on board the Vitamin D train.
     
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    I think it is not a good idea to risk choking babies by accidentally squirting too much viscous fluid in by pipette where it can get in their wind pipe. That doesn't just apply to vit-D.
    Transdermal administration should avoid this risk easily.
     
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    the brand used was d2

    no one uses d2, most are using d3
     
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    Sure, and there are a whole lot of excipients in it too. I'm not particularly recommending that product. Just that if one is convinced one's baby needs a vit-D supplement, then it's probably safer to administer via skin. I read the article as saying the accidental death was probably because of how it was applied with the pipette, and maybe too much at once - it looks to me as though it was primarily a physical choking hazard, not a biochemical hazard.
     
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