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Vitamins for babies?

(7 Posts)
Wilf83 Wed 26-Nov-14 09:49:54

I just came across an article that says bf babies should have vitamins from 6 months. I never knew this & my HV never mentioned anything (my dd is now 8 months). Is this correct- I feel bad that she hasn't been having them!

ilovepowerhoop Wed 26-Nov-14 12:18:31

they are advised for all babies/children from 6 months to 5 years (Formula fed babies need them when they drop below a pint of formula per day as the formula is fortified) - the main ones are vitamins A, C and D.

gingertreat Wed 26-Nov-14 12:26:18

If you are breastfeeding your little one, so the only thing I would suggest is to make sure that you eat healthy and balanced meals.
Babies do not digest well vitamins.

ilovepowerhoop Wed 26-Nov-14 12:30:41 - vitamin D is most important especially at this time of year as the skin will be covered and it is hard to get it from food alone.

ilovepowerhoop Wed 26-Nov-14 12:32:26

also if you didnt take vitamin D during pregnancy then you may be advised to supplement too

Wilf83 Wed 26-Nov-14 12:51:48

I'm annoyed HV didn't tell me angry

AdorableAbbie Wed 26-Nov-14 17:04:27

As I remember I first introduced vitamins with my DD when she was only 3 months old.

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