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What are some of medication/vitamins you need to take when you are trying for babies? Am 27 years old.

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

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Do babies need vitamins a and c also?

Do babies need vitamins a and c also?

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 more

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When do I need to give my babies vitamins?

When do I need to give my babies vitamins?

Yes: It appears that a fair number of children benefit from vitamin d supplementation starting at birth if breast fed and when cow's milk is started for the others. This is based upon research that as many as 1/3 of kids are not receiving enough vitamin d or sunlight or both. Thus safety dictates a vitamin d supplement for protection. ...Read more

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In france we prescribe vitamin for every infant. Do you in usa?

In france we prescribe vitamin for every infant. Do you in usa?

Not generally: Most parents purchase vitamins over the counter specifically designed for children, however with a good varied diet probably not needed. ...Read more

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Why do babies and older children need vitamin d?

Why do babies and older children need vitamin d?

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 more

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Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

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

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Why do they give extra vitamin K to babies?

Why do they give extra vitamin K to babies?

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 more

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How do I give vitamin d to my infant?

How do I give vitamin d to my infant?

Many ways: It's in formula and supplementary vitamins. Follow your pediatrician's advice about vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Is there any foods or vitamins that increase resistance against infections (cough & cold) in babies?

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

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Should I be giving my 4 mo old infant multivitamin drops or is formula and purees meeting her vitamin requirements?

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

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Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

Do I need to give vitamin d supplements to infants who are fed infant formula?

No: If your baby is fully formula fed, they should be getting enough vitamin d (400 iu/day) and should not need a supplement. If they are both formula and breast fed, you may need to supplement them with vitamin d if they are not getting 400 iu/day. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Calcium supplement: As long as the child has a balanced diet including milk and vitamin supplement, he should be ok for now. Expect him to crawl soon, but you need to keep him on the floor to learn it, if he is all the time held in a swing all the times. ...Read more

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Would dry hair on babies mean vitamin deficiency?

Would dry hair on babies mean vitamin deficiency?

Dry hair: Dry hair in an infant could indicate an iron deficiency, vitamin A deficiency or a biotin deficiency ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Definitely DO NOT: Take unless prescribed by a physician. It does not give more vitamins for the babies, it is a hormone. ...Read more

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I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?

I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d, is it better after or before meal (milk)?

Iron;milk together: It is best to administer iron supplements and milk at different times. Vitamin d on the other hand is best administered with milk. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: This is a small amount of Vitamin E and the information may not be accurate. You are likely consuming more Vitamin E in your regular diet. All the best and continue your vitamins. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?

What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?

An approach....: First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.

I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more

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Are vitamins considered medications too?

Are vitamins considered medications too?

Yes: Vitamins are medications when they are used to treat a given condition caused by the deficiency of that vitamin. By definition, a vitamin is a substance that needs to be present in a very small quantity to maintain health. "vita" life, "min" miniscule or very small. Examples being scurvy, the deficiency of vitamin c, or rickets the deficiency of vitamin d. ...Read more

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Are vitamins considered a medication or something else?

Are vitamins considered a medication or something else?

Vitamins: Are considered supplements. There are some powerful vitamins, sometimes called nutriceuticals, but still supplements. ...Read more

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Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Many meds, also...: 327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! See http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen. Html
the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www. Evitamins. Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more

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What number of hours apart should I take my medications and vitamins?

Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Yes, however...: You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin
& http://bit. Ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more