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DD won't take multivitamin drop (8 month old)

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porkbun Tue 23-Oct-12 23:00:24

HV recommended we should give DD multivitamin drop when she was six month old since I am still BF. We tried that several times, and DD clearly doesn't like it at all. She spilled it out most of the time. Once I forced it down on her and she ended up vomiting. Since then I stoped giving her any. Does anyboby have similar problem? Any suggestions on what should I do?

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Tue 23-Oct-12 23:05:17

Never heard of vitamin drops being needed.

Have you checked with a doctor?

I wouldn't worry about it.

tiktok Tue 23-Oct-12 23:14:37

UBW - this is standard advice in the UK, for all bf babies over 6 mths, because of concerns about Vitamin D (usually available not on its own but with other vits - but it's Vit D where the concerns are. The Vit D is already added to formula, so ff babies don't get it separately).

porkbun, ask your HV if it would be ok to add the drops to something she usually eats/drinks, instead of giving the drops separately.

JackThePumpkinKing Tue 23-Oct-12 23:20:41

Abidec by any chance? Try them yourself,they're bloody grim.

We just added to milk/yoghurt to hide the taste.

JackThePumpkinKing Tue 23-Oct-12 23:21:44

Sorry, missed that you BF so would be tricky to add to milk smile

We also used to mix in with ready brek

Sossiges Tue 23-Oct-12 23:22:07

If you take a D3 supplement, it'll come out in the milk, surely. Don't force anything on her. Mine didn't like them either, so I didn't bother.

Sossiges Tue 23-Oct-12 23:22:56

Abidec. Yuk.

Tallgiraffe Tue 23-Oct-12 23:42:58

We are meant to give them from 4 weeks in the north of England so that fun starts tomorrow for us!

ceeveebee Tue 23-Oct-12 23:52:45

We changed from abidec to (I think) wellbaby which is made by pregnacare and is orange flavoured. My DS actually opens his mouth willingly for it!

applecrumple Wed 24-Oct-12 01:21:15

I've had to give my prem baby abidec since birth - at first she hated it, but has since got used to it & now takes it no prob. Try expressing a little milk & mixing it with that & then feeding to her via a syringe

JackThePumpkinKing Wed 24-Oct-12 09:23:00

Abidec doesn't have the right type of vitamin D, does it? Wellbaby is the one with vitD3?

porkbun Wed 24-Oct-12 17:20:25

Well, seven seas' haliborange was what I gave her. It's orange flavour. I just tried some, and actually quite sweet, a bit like orange syrup. DD loves orange but don't know why she won't take the drop. Will try to mix with a bit breast milk as suggested. I tried to mix it with food and sometimes she wouldn't mind, but that makes all the food have the same taste. Maybe will try the wellbaby one as well. Thanks.

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