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Baby Vitamin Medication
What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are typically full of b vitamins especially folate (folic acid) which if taken prior to getting pregnant lowers risk of spinal tube defects. Some studies suggest benefit to fish (oil) but that data is still early. Otherwise, best to check w/your family doc or OB for their specific recommendations given where you live & your specific medical, surgical & obstetric history. ...Read more
Yes: Everyone needs vitamins a and c, as well as a whole host of b vitamins, d, e, k, and many other nutrients and minerals. If you are asking if children need to be given extra a and c, then the answer depends on the quality of the diet. The better and more varied the diet, the less likely a child will need to be given vitamins. Except d, which is hard to get from food. Supplement with d. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PEOPLE need it: Not just babies and children. The reason we need it is that our skin makes it when exposed to sunlight in the proper wavelength. When you live in a temperate climate and spend much of your time indoors and/or clothed, you are likely deficient. Vitamin D isn't just for bones. It acts as a hormone that helps to regulate the immune system, and you shouldn't be without it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitamin D: Breastmilk is a complete source of nutrition for infants with the exception of Vitamin D. Typically Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, but because dermatologists recommend avoiding sun exposure for infants, it is best to give them Vitamin D as a supplement. Infant Vitamin D drops or in 'tri-vi-sol' drops which also contain vitamins A&K are both available options. ...Read more
Prevent bleeding: An injection of vitamin k is given to newborns shortly after birth to prevent "'vitamin k deficiency bleeding". This serious bleeding condition would occur in 0.3-1.7/100 babies without the vitamin k shot. Newborns do not have much vitamin k when they are born because it does not pass easily through the placenta and newborn livers are not able to store it well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any foods or vitamins that increase resistance against infections(cough & cold) in babies?
Infections: Babies are born with acquired immunity passed on from their mothers before birth. Unfortunately the effectiveness of these antibodies start fading by 6 mos. Breastfeeding often enhances their immunity by antibodies passed through breast milk against respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. This immunity can be fostered by adequate intakes of fruits, vegetables and protein. ...Read more
I have over dosed my infant with liquid vitamin d3+vitamin A drops. Recommended was one drop but i have fed her 5 drops accidentally. Any side effect?
Drops: For a onetime mistake should be no issue. ...Read more
Should i be giving my 4 mo old infant multivitamin drops or is formula and purees meeting her vitamin requirements?
Infant vitamins. : Only small amounts of vitamin d are transferred in breast milk. That's why the american academy of pediatrics (aap) now recommends that you give your breastfed baby a supplement of 400 iu per day of vitamin d, starting in the first few days of life. Babies who are fully or partially formula fed but drink less than 32 ounces of formula a day also need a daily 400 iu vitamin d supplement ...Read more
DHA is now a standard supplement in infant formula and prenatal vitamins. Does research support the use of this compound in such products?
No need for it: use only if deficient in it.Get a more detailed answer ›
When it is recommended to give calcium to infant? I have eight months child i give him only vitamin d drops ...He got one teeth only and didn't crawl?
I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d , is it better after or before meal (milk) ?
Vitamin E can increase the risk of heart defects in babies.
Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?
Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?
Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My infant just aspirated a small amount of liquid vitamins (total dose was 1cc). His voice has gone horse and I hear gurgling in throat. What to do?
Should be okay.: Aspiration of liquid contents with gurgling and intact swallow reflex most likely avoided any issues with it going down his wind pipe-trachea and lungs. If you encounter any problems with breathing or signs of increasing cough/congestion or fussiness/poor sleep/activity-see your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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