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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Beth Brown Dr. Brown
Pediatrics
years in practice
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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

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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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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Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem Dr. Abdel Azeem
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Richard Ruden Dr. Ruden
Dentistry
34 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Min Dr. Min
Pediatrics
years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Nour Baltagi Dr. Baltagi
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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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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Dr. Mandakini Patel Dr. Patel
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
M. S. University of Baroda Medical College
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Stuart Janousky Dr. Janousky
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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Hi there, I'm making home-made diaper rash ointment with coconut oil, zinc oxide (25%), beeswax, and 5% v/v vitamin e. Is the amount of vitamin e safe for topical use on infants?

Hi there,  I'm making home-made diaper rash ointment with coconut oil, zinc oxide (25%), beeswax, and 5% v/v vitamin e.  Is the amount of vitamin e safe for topical use on infants?

Diaper rash: Vitamin E is pretty benign for infants. If you are using it tpically in a butt paste if should be pretty safe to use topically several times a day for even a week or more. It is a great treatment for rashes and scars. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Burke Dr. Burke
Anesthesiology
21 years in practice
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What vitamins are good for you but bad for baby?

Vitamin A: Vitamin a is the most significant. Most prenatal vitamins have lower amounts of vitamin a, as high doses of vitamin a can cause birth defects. Also be aware of anti-aging creams, as most of those have retinoic acid or isotretinoin. If you want to see what high levels of vitamin a can do to a developing fetus, search Accutane and birth defects. Vit a is required in pregnancy, consult your obgyn. ...Read more

Dr. Irwin Berkowitz Dr. Berkowitz
Pediatrics
years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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How can I tell if my baby is getting enough vitamins?

How can I tell if my baby is getting enough vitamins?

Very difficult: There are very few signs for mild vitamin deficiencies. Severe vitamin deficiencies are rare in babies in the u. S. Except in the most impoverished areas and under extreme conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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If I have morning sickness an hour-or-so after I take my daily prenantal vitamin, is my baby still getting all that it needs?

If I have morning sickness an hour-or-so after I take my daily prenantal vitamin, is my baby still getting all that it needs?

All is still good: You only experience some nausea, not vomitting and so the vitamins are still being absorbed. Thus, baby should be fine. Take your vitamin with food may help the nausea a bit. Also, taking it later in the day may help a bit as well, as morning sickness is worse in the early morning. It should get better with time. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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Should I be concerned if my prenatal vitamin has Vit A 4,000 IU? I need to take cheawables. I'm worried this is too high in Vit A to consume for baby?

Should I be concerned if my prenatal vitamin has Vit A 4,000 IU? I need to take cheawables. I'm worried this is too high in Vit A to consume for baby?

There is some: confusion about vitamin A supplements. An older (1995) study suggested that a very small number of mothers delivered babies with congenital defects if they consumed >10,000 IU of vitamin A in the first 7 weeks of pregnancy. And the beta carotene/carotenoid form, mostly from diet, is best. Target 4000-5000 IU total, 3500 in your supplement. Avoid the retinol form of vitamin A in your supplement. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Williams Dr. Williams
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Should I give vitamin to my 10 month baby?

Should I give vitamin to my 10 month baby?

Vitamins: If the baby is nursing, then a Vitamin D supplement is recommended. If formula fed, all of the vitamins they need are included. ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Recommended dose for 15months old baby for poly vi sol vitamin?

Recommended dose for 15months old baby for poly vi sol vitamin?

Package likely has: information on it. here is their website http://www.enfamil.com/products/enfamil-poly-vi-sol http://www.drugstore.com/enfamil-poly-vi-sol-supplement-drops-multivitamin-with-iron-for-infants-and-toddlers/qxp17425 and here are directions Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read more

Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is tiki tiki vitamins safe to give my baby ?

Is tiki tiki vitamins safe to give my baby ?

Vitamin in babies : The first question is does the baby need vitamin to begin with? If no underlying medical conditions and eating from a varied diet consisting plant products, tiki tiki maynot be needee needee. ...Read more