Vitamins for breastfed babies
Jay185 · 27/01/2023 16:52
Hi I've been exclusively breastfeeding since birth and have been giving my baby vitamin D drops but now he is 6 months I've read I should be giving a multivitamin containing vitamins A, C, D and iron. He is on solids now so is hopefully getting vitamins in his meals but I don't give him any formula so I would like to give a multi vitamin on the side. I tried the well baby brand today by adding it to his water and it tastes too strong of iron, he was heaving really badly. Can anyone recommend another brand? Are the holland and Barrett orange drops good?
Alitlebitsleepy · 27/01/2023 17:11
The only ones I managed to get my toddler to take are the healthy start ones from Superdrug. They are just vitamins A, C and D though so no iron. I couldn’t get my child to take any of the other ones though. It is just 5 tiny drops which I add to her water and she doesn’t notice (although they are meant to be banana flavoured)
WhiteHorse92 · 27/01/2023 17:54
Yeah I also use the Healthy Start ones from Superdrug. 5 tiny drops so is nothing at all and my toddler happily takes it from the spoon so I don't even need to mix it into anything. Some multivitamins smell awful but these have a fruity smell.
dementedpixie · 27/01/2023 17:57
It's only A,C and D that's recommended up to age 5. Iron isn't on the recommended list so just use one that doesn't contain it.
Jay185 · 02/02/2023 20:08
Thank you, I bought the healthy start vitamins as you recommended and he's taken them really well xx
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