A member asked:
Why do I have to give my newborn baby vitamins?
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Dr. Marc Grella answered
27 years experience in Pediatrics
For Vitamin D: Although docs disagree on whether to give it or not, the only vitamin that breastfeeding babies may need is vitamin d. While breastmilk provides excellent nutrition for babies, the amount of vitamin d in breastmilk varies, even if a mother gets plenty from food or takes a supplement herself. Only d is needed; it can be bought as d alone, or as tri-vi-sol (a/c/d) or as poly-vi-sol (many vits).
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
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