Why Fractionated Coconut Oil?
What’s Fractionated Coconut Oil, you might ask? We use Fractionated Coconut Oil to make our D3 into a liquid that’s easy for babies to take. Fractionated Coconut Oil contains only the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) of coconut oil. MCTs are important because they protect the vitamin D so it won’t go bad. MCTs are healthful and efficiently used by the body for energy, which means they are not stored as body fat. And what you get is a non-staining, light liquid oil that you can feel good about.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfed and partially breastfed infants be supplemented with 10 mcg (400 IU) per day of vitamin D beginning in the first few days of life.
Breast milk alone does not provide infants with an adequate amount of vitamin D, even if mom is taking vitamins containing vitamin D. Shortly after birth, most infants will need an additional source of vitamin D.
UpSpring Baby D drops contain the AAP recommended level of Vitamin D 10 mcg (400 IU) per serving.
There is no taste in UpSpring Baby D. We use only two tasteless ingredients, D3 and fractionated coconut oil, so our drops are free of taste and odor.
No. The Vitamin D3 that we use is derived from sheep's wool. If you are looking for a vegan D alternative you would need to use D2.
No. It doesn't contain any of those ingredients.
Simply squeeze one drop on to your finger, nipple or pacifier. You can also mix with food or juice or dispense into baby’s mouth. Avoid giving to baby orally so baby’s tongue or lips do not come into contact with the bottle and possibly cause cross contamination.
No, but it should be protected from heat, light and moisture.
Sun exposure is not recommended for babies under six months of age so pediatricians recommend a daily vitamin D supplement. And sun exposure is sometimes a sticking point to begin with—and not just because of skin cancer fears. The hard part is figuring out the amount of time your kids need to spend in the sun in order to maintain sufficient vitamin D levels. That’s because there are a lot of things that affect our ability to make vitamin D—things like the degree of skin pigmentation, change of seasons, sunscreen use, clothing cover-up and latitude. But with everything else that we moms have to juggle, it’s just easier to go with what the AAP recommends—a supplement of 10 mcg (400 IU) per day of vitamin D for all infants beginning in the first few days of life and continuing through the first year.
The AAP recommends that all infants receive 10 mcg (400 IU) of vitamin D daily beginning the first few days of life. Experts tell us that much of our life-long health is pre-programmed in childhood, and that many adult health problems can be traced to nutrition during childhood. A child’s vitamin D level appears to be a prime example.
Vitamin D is essential for strong bones because it helps the body to properly use calcium from the diet. A severe vitamin D deficiency can result in nutritional rickets, a condition in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms include brittle bones leading to increased bone fractures, skeletal and dental deformities, stunted growth and more.