How fast can D drops raise blood level? My daughter was hospitalised at 4 months old, and had her vitamin D tested after 5 days of supplementation with 400iui of vitamin D. We had just started giving her D drops at home sporadically over the few weeks prior to her hospitalization. Her level when tested was 53 ng/ml (132.5 nmol) My own vitamin D level is 5.6 ng/ml (14.0 nmol). I feel like they held off on testing her for as long as they could (5 whole days), so her level would be within normal range. They claimed she had a buckle fracture in her tibia (completely asymptomatic). We have hired our own medical experts and they're telling us it was likely physiologic and not fracture related at all. I call bullshit on the hospital and believe she WAS vitamin D deficient before her hospitalization. Her calcium level was 2.64 nmol Her Alakaline Phos was 328 U/L Her Parathyroid Hormone was 15 ng/L

Asked by  lactivistdoula21465500 on October 19, 2015

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    I do not know the answer to your question but…
    Did she only have breast milk for 4 months or formula too?
    Did they do the correct Vitamin D test on her? (25OHD NOT 1,25)

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    •  lactivistdoula21465500 on

      Yep, only breastmilk. She was born in September, had pretty much zero natural sunlight, and I am severely deficient. I had no idea any of this could truly affect her…

      Yes they did the 25OHD, not the 1,25.

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    So not to add to your frustration but…..
    So I have no idea but let’s just pretend, at the moment, that in a small infant levels could rise quickly. Is your issue you think her “buckle” was due to Vitamin D deficiency but no one believes you? It does not sound like they are accusing you of child abuse? Even if her levels normalized does not mean she has actually repaired everything in her body. It only shows a level.
    Obviously you have been reading but this was posted very recently http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/study-shows-breastfeeding-women-need-6400-iuday-to-maintain-infants-vitamin-d-levels/.

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    •  lactivistdoula21465500 on

      9 months ago my children were taken into foster care on a false “shaken baby syndrome” accusation. Part of the problem was they had discovered a “healing buckle fracture” in her tibia, which made no sense, as she was completely asymptomatic. I’ve done so so much Vitamin D research over the last 9 months.

      My issue is they delayed testing her Vitamin D for 5 days, no matter how much we begged them to. When they finally did, her levels showed her to be baseline within normal range, at 53. I know Vitamin D shows up in blood far faster than it does in bone, and I am just wondering HOW fast, and if there is any literature out there that might help me back this up. Though, from what I can see of the medical experts we’ve hired, they are leaning towards this fracture never having been a true fracture to begin with! Here’s hoping. Cross your fingers.

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    I am so sorry for all that is happening and that has happened.
    You could try calling the Vitamin D Council at 1-805-439-1075 to ask your question. Make sure they understand the predicament you are in and not just asking a random question.
    I do not know if you have already found and read the following articles at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/?s=infants+taken+away&submit=Submit#all. Sorry I could not answer your question or give better advice.

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