does anyone else give there baby the baby vitamins?

Jessica - posted on 09/01/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )




my doctor told me since she is breastfeed she needs the enfamil vitamins for infants too make sure she is getting all her nutritien.she just started it i hope it goes just wondering if other docs have there babies on it too


Mary - posted on 09/02/2010




i have 2 daughters. both are currently nursing (well not right now lol) the oldest will be 2 in 15 days. my other daugher is 4.5 months.
i do not give my 4.5 month old vitamins. they are unnecessary. if you are worried about vitamin d, getting it from the sun is much more efficient and natural way to do it. we are outdoors a lot so i dont worry about her.
i give my almost 2 year old vitamins because she is not nursed full time (i didnt give her vitamins until her solid intake out numbered her breastmilk intake.) she nurses once a day. with toddlers going through eating phases i want to make sure she gets all she needs. before the introduction of solids(i delay solids also-so she wont be getting solids until she is around 9-10 months-if not longer), i depend on my body to do what it was designed to do to nourish my baby.
i think its a little fishy that dr reccomend giving vitamins to breastfed babies when the vitamins are made by the formula company.


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Maria - posted on 01/13/2014




we have been given Hidropolovit for my 5 year old, 10 drops, we are scared caused we have heard it closes the skull too quick and affects the brain, is this true? it reds retinol 1500 ui, colecalicicerol 600 ui, alfa-tocoferol 10 mg, riboflavina 2 mg, nicotinamida 12.5 mg, piridoxina 1.6 mg, biotina 0.125 mg, acido ascorbico 50 mg abd sacarina sodica 4 mg, what do we do?

Jael - posted on 11/06/2010




My (6 month old) daughter has a liquid vitamin drop supplement with iron. My doctor told me it was mainly for the vitamin D and iron since she won't eat rice cereal which is iron fortified. The other vitamins are covered through breastfeeding but they care in the supplement anyway. She does fine with it besides the fact that she hates the way it tastes. When she gets teeth she will be switches to a supplement that also has fluoride. My older daughter takes that one already and likes it a lot. Living in the Pacific northwest we don't get much sunlight here which is why the doctor was worried about vitamin D. Many babies get mild anemia from low iron as well.

Kris - posted on 11/06/2010




Nope there is no reason too. Thankfully our pedi knows quite a bit about breastfeeding (some don't) and has never even mentioned vitamins :-)

Amanda - posted on 11/03/2010




our doc recommended Enfamil's tri-vi-sol and I only gave it to my 7 month old a few times. She spit it right up so I gave up. He said it was for vit. D because there's not much of that in breastmilk. My 2-year-old took it pretty regularly.

Belinda - posted on 10/31/2010




I have never heard of baby vitamins. None of the doctors or nurses in Australia have said anything at all about supplements if breast feeding. I thought that the rule was if you are breastfeeding then the baby is getting naturally all the nutrients it needs. I also take my bub for regular pram rides so he gets natural light.

Jessica - posted on 09/02/2010




my daughter is 4 months should he have told me earlier to put her on this?

Rebecca - posted on 09/02/2010




I give my daughter Vitamin D supplement. Thats what the paediatrician recommended for breastfed babies!

Katie - posted on 09/02/2010




My daughter's been on poly visol (it's a multivitamin) since she was 5 days old. It's mainly because vitamin D doesn't pass through breast milk. She would make the most sour faces at first. I don't think that she thought it tasted very good. Now, she's almost 5 months and takes it really good. She still makes a little bit of a face, but she seems to not mind taking it. I've had no problems with her being on it.

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