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Do I Need To Give Vitamin D Supplements To Infants Who Are Fed Infant Formula
Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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 2 more doctor answers
Pediatrician forgot to tell me to give baby vitamin d supplements (exclusively breastfed). Now 6 weeks old. Health problem for baby?
No worries!: There has likely not been any harm done to your baby. Just go ahead and start the d-visol drops now at 1ml daily. I've had parents forget or refuse to give it and the babies are ok. Nonetheless, it is still preferred to supplement with a vitamin d drop to prevent rickets in infants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ›
I give my infant 4 drops of iron supplement and 2 drops of vitamin d , is it better after or before meal (milk) ?
My baby is taking vitamin d supplements (500 iu/day) and mutli-vitamins which has vitamin d (400 iu), is this safe?
Yes: Most authorities believe it is safe for infants to take up to 2000 iu of vit d per day. See http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna. ...Read more
Baby gets 8oz formula and about 22oz of breast milk. Do we still need to give vitamin D drops? Can I take extra Vitamin D to pass thru breast milk?
Need advice on what is the the difference between calcium/vitamin d supplements and drinking milk?
If i take vitamin d supplements, do I need to take magnesium supplements along with it to improve vitamine d absorption? And to prevent mag depletion?
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