Carmen - posted on 12/13/2009 ( 70 moms have responded )
I went to my baby's 4 month check up. The doctor told me the baby was healthy and had average height and weight, all very good. Also told me I can start giving solids in a month. I told her no, I want to wait til she is 6 months. Then she ask if I been giving baby multivitamins, I said no just breast-milk. She said I have to give baby vitamins and should have been doing it and need to do while i'm breastfeeding, and can stop when I stop breastfeeding her. I asked why, she said because breast-milk doesn't have all vitamins especially fluoride and iron. I honestly think is bs and don't want to give baby vitamins, I ask dentist today if baby needed fluoride, he laughed and said no she is way too young and should not have it. I also read there hasn't been not one case of a breastfed child being anemic, iron is not needed for breast fed babies. I take my prenatal vitamins everyday and iron pills every other day. What do you think, if baby was in good health, nothing is wrong just me breastfeeding, good weight gain, etc, have you been asked to give vitamins, did you, would you?