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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can i do harm to my baby by giving him vitamins while formula feed?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
What kind of vitamin: You can't overdose of water soluble vitamins b and c. They leave the body in the urine. You can overdose a baby on too much vitamin a and d. Consult with your pediatrician for the amounts to give and the necessity to give. I don't think its necessary if the baby is formula fed.

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Do I have to feed my baby formula to make sure he is getting the right vitamins?

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Dr. Kathleen Forcier
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Yes: Breastmilk is a near perfect food for baby. The only thing it's missing is vitamin d, so breast fed babies should get 400 iu of vitamin d a day (1 ml of poly-vi-sol or d-vi-sol). As long as mom is eating a healthful diet and your pediatrician thinks your baby is growing well, you shouldn't have to supplement with formula. Around 4-6 months start giving your baby rice cereal for extra iron.
Last updated May 26, 2014

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