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How Much Calcium Do Babies Need
You should for You: The breast will extract most of the nutrients baby needs for growth & development from your body.These will be depleted from your bones & stores unless you take a supplement to replenish what is removed. A supplement can make the chance baby misses something less likely & prevent your body from some of the long term consequences that would otherwise happen. (osteoporosis & others). ...Read more
Not necessarily: A toddler that consumes 4 cups of milk or the equivalent in cheese, yogurt, or similar products does not need extra calcium. Those with a broad exposure to fruits, meats and vegetables will seldom require vitamins.Few products you buy are free of supplemental vitamins to begin with. If you choose to use liquid vits, the treat chewies will set young kids up to overdose on pills they find. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worried i got too much calcium when pregnant - 866mg in supplements and prenatal plus ate dairy for 3 weeks. Problem for baby?
Ignore the idea: Your body will only absorb the calcium it wants from your GI tract. I believe the us has some of the most expensive pee & poo in the world with all the stuff our bodies shed daily due to excesses. Only a few vitamins (aedk) will actually store & accumulate in your tissues. The only way you woyld get overloaded with calcium is if they gave it to you in an IV solution. ...Read more
Breastmilk / formula: A healthy baby, who is growing normally when measured at each check-up, likely has been drinking plenty of breastmilk or formula. He is getting enough calcium, but needs to be sure to get enough vitamin d, in order for his body to use the calcium properly. Babies who drink mainly or only breastmilk should take vitamin drops containing vitamin d. Formula is already fortified with vitamin d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby 24months , appetite is not good, wouldn't dine, but physical is normal , now eating liquid calcium, seems have no effect , he always playful, help ?
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