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DrMouse Tue 09-Aug-11 21:25:48

Can anyone recommend some vitamins for 6 month old? Ideally I'd like something that I could add to purees (so preferably not orange flavour!)


DrMouse Wed 10-Aug-11 10:23:55


Geordieminx Wed 10-Aug-11 10:25:07

Can I ask has a doctor or HV advised you that your baby needs vitamins?

DrMouse Wed 10-Aug-11 10:49:07

no - just reading Annabel Karmal and River Cottage weaning book - both seem to say if baby is bf it is a good idea to supplement with vitamins A/C/D at 6 months. Is that unusual?

Geordieminx Wed 10-Aug-11 10:53:08

Never heard of baby needing vitamins unless they have health problems?

Are you breast feeding and introducing purees? If so I think baby will be getting everything it needs

Jojay Wed 10-Aug-11 10:53:43

My HV advises those vits for babies breastfed beyond 6 months. Not necessary for formula fed babies.

lilham Thu 11-Aug-11 09:11:12

My HV says it's new advice that all bf babies should take vits from 6mo. I looked in the supermarkets and only waitrose stock one that's suitable for babies that age. Maybe you can have a look there?

Iirc it's to do with rising rates of rickets and lack of vitamin d in this country.

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