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Diagnosed with scurvy. Had during pregnancy. Will my baby also have it?

I have recently been diagnosed with scurvy , i had it during my pregnancy, was sick all the way through it, couldn t take any vitamins . and put on only a stone through my whole pregnancy, i had to be induced because my baby wasnt growing properly, he was very small. he was skinny. i wasnt adviced to put him on any vitamins, and he was being breastfed for the first 3 weeks, until i had to start giving formula, because i wasnt producing enough milk. what are the chances of him having scurvy also? His vitamin D was slightly low, His copper levels raised. my vitamin D is also low.
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Scurvy is adeficiency of vitamin C that is Ascorbic acid But this was in past , now in modern times such deficiency is rare . But if you have specific disease like Malabsorption syndrome many types.
What do you mean by stone T don't get it . Why you could not take vitamins ? they can be given by injections and there are many vegetarian and non vegetarian sources in diet to put some examples

vitamin C are fruits such as blackcurrants, guava, kiwifruit, papaya, tomatoes, bell peppers, and strawberries. It can also be found in some vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli, potatoes, cabbage, spinach and Muktuk oysters, and parts of the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and adrenal medulla, contain large amounts of vitamin C, and can even be used to treat scurvy.
Some times the diagnosis may be in question?
As Bleeding gums may occur in various diseases and even dental conditions.
In any part of the world consult a doctor he should help you
Good luck to you

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