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Vitamin D drops suitable for 7 week old?

(9 Posts)
kivvi Fri 28-Oct-16 19:45:47

The NHS advises that BF babies get vitamin d supplements from birth. (My health visitor didn't know this and neither did the pharmacist at my local Boots.) but I'm having trouble finding one that says it's suitable from birth - they mostly say 'from 6 months' and the pharmacist said he wouldn't recommend/sell the one they had to me for a child that young and suggested I would need a prescription to give it to a newborn! (Mine's 7 weeks.) They can't really expect ALL BF babies to be getting prescriptions in order to follow NHS advice on this?? Does anyone know of a brand that can be given to a young baby?

lunchboxtroubles Fri 28-Oct-16 19:47:13

I don't think that's right. It's from 6m unless getting 500ml formula per day.

hedwig2001 Fri 28-Oct-16 19:48:51

Abidec or Dalavit. Both used in Neonatal units.

Meadows76 Fri 28-Oct-16 19:49:54

Holland and Barrett

Mermaid36 Fri 28-Oct-16 19:52:35

We use Dalivit for our twins, you can just buy it over the counter

NewNameNoShame Fri 28-Oct-16 19:52:38

My HV told me this

The ones I have are Colief and I think they're suitable from a month (check the pack). My pharmacy had to order them in for me. I was giving four drops in an expressed bottled till recently. Now baby is taking them from a spoon as is bottle refusing

NewNameNoShame Fri 28-Oct-16 19:53:51

Here you go
Suitable from 1 month

kivvi Wed 02-Nov-16 22:33:02

Thanks all!

Lunchboxtroubles, I also thought I remembered 'from 6 months' being the advice for BF babies when DD1 was born 3 years ago, but the NHS now definitely recommends them from birth unless, as you say, baby is getting 500ml or more of formula per day.

sleepy16 Thu 03-Nov-16 11:19:29

I was told from 1 month (if I hadn't taken vit d in pregnancy) and 6 months if I had taken vit din pregnancy.

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