My dd was born at 34+4 and is prescribed Abidec vitamins and Sytron iron supplements. I'm having such a struggle to get her to take them! The Sytron is a bit easier as it doesn't taste quite as foul, but she rarely has much of the Abidec at all. Any tips for how to get her to swallow it instead of spitting it out? She's now almost 8 weeks (actual). Thanks.
She's BF, trying to start a bit of expressing and bottle feeding but she doesn't take much from the bottle yet and I don't want her start associating it with a nasty smell/taste in case she actually starts to refuse it altogether.
Did the hospital give you any syringes with the vitamins? Long skinny ones? Just slide the syringe in the side of the mouth and quite far back and gently squirt. This should ensure baby swallows most of it, TBH I don't know how many parents continue with the regime once they get home so I wouldn't worry too much