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What shud I look for in an infants vitamins? Whats the best vitamins for a newborn?

What shud I look for in an infants vitamins? Whats the best vitamins for a newborn?

See below:: Breast milk or formula provides just about everything a baby needs for the first four to six months. The exception is vitamin d, which is recommended as a supplement for breastfed babies and babies who drink less than 32 ounces of formula per day. Supplements may be necessary if your baby was born prematurely, at a low birth weight, or small for gestational age. Ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why do infants need vitamin k?

Why do infants need vitamin k?

Proper clotting: Vitamin k is required for the proper function of our clotting system. Failure to give newborns vitamin K ,makes them at risk of spontaneous hemorrhage. The most worrisome would be into the brain (birth trauma) or with any surgical procedure. A single IM dose can protect baby until their body can generate the needed K from their diet.Gut germs convert the dietary K to an active form. ...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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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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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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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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Is there a liquid multi-vitamin with fluoride for infants that tastes ok? The one we bought at the pharmacy smells strange and tastes bad too.

Is there a liquid multi-vitamin with fluoride for infants that tastes ok? The one we bought at the pharmacy smells strange and tastes bad too.

Depends: There are different formulas however, you may not like the smell or taste but your infant may not mind it. I would not give any Fluoride to an infant under 6 months. ...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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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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