Jessica - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My son went to his 6 month check up just recently and I told the doctor about his eating schedule during the day. (which is breast fed in the morning, lunch is cereal or fruit, breast fed after that, then dinner is either oatmeal or a vegetable, then breast fed before bed) She agreed that he should be getting a fruit or veggie once a day and that either oatmeal or cereal needs to be given once a day as well, but then she said because I am breastfeeding I need to also give him vitamins. Has anyone else been told this? I thought breastfeeding was the best thing for a baby so why do I need to give him extra nutrients? I bottle fed my older son and never had to give him vitamins so I am a little confused. I trust my doctor but at the same time I am curious if all doctors feel babies should get vitamins along with breast milk.