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vitamin supplement for babies

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Beoley2011 Fri 07-Oct-11 21:57:56

The HV told me if my 9 months old having less than 15-20 oz milk daily, I should give him vitamin supplement. He is having more like 10-15 oz a day, including milk in porridge and yoghurt. (I can't blame him as he is on soya milk due to lactose intolarence.) I can't really see the point in giving him vitamin if he is having a balanced diet.
Could somebody give me some advice on this please?

lilham Sat 08-Oct-11 07:24:43

My health visitor said there are increasing incidents of rickets in the UK and that's the reason on the recommendation of vitamin supplements now. Vitamin D doesn't occur naturally in food but comes from the sun. However it's added in some cereals. Just make sure your LO is eating that.

Beoley2011 Sat 08-Oct-11 20:44:34

Thanks for the advice, I think I'll contact the HV on Monday as DS seem to having less and less milk.

Laurale31 Sat 08-Oct-11 20:54:43

My ds is 8 months and only taking around 15oz due to milk intolerance on soya etc, and really doesn't enjoy his milk - the dietician recommended abidec vitamins , as supposedly all children under 5 should have a vitamin she says!? I got it just to be safe rather than sorry, x

Seona1973 Sat 08-Oct-11 22:50:26

it is advised to give children between 6 months and 5 years a supplement of A,C, D and E.

Beoley2011 Sun 09-Oct-11 21:17:44

Thanks for all the advice, I'll get in touch with the HV tomorrow. Try to get him some vitamin. I really don't know what else I could do as today after his morning bottle he refused every offered milk.

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