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

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Dr. Jeffrey Min
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Infants that are exclusively formula-fed do not need vitamin supplementation.

In brief: No

Infants that are exclusively formula-fed do not need vitamin supplementation.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Most formula is fortified with vitamin d so you wouldn't need extra, but look at the label, and ask your pediatrician.

In brief: No

Most formula is fortified with vitamin d so you wouldn't need extra, but look at the label, and ask your pediatrician.
Dr. Cynthia Point
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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Generally not. Unlike most breast milk, most if not all formulas are fortified with vitamin d and will provide the infant with an adequate intake.

In brief: Yes

Generally not. Unlike most breast milk, most if not all formulas are fortified with vitamin d and will provide the infant with an adequate intake.
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
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Dr. Jessica Davis
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Formula has added vitamin d.
The recommended daily amount of vitamin d for infants is 400 iu daily. Infants drinking formula only should be meeting this requirement. If the baby is partially breastfed, a vitamin d supplement should be added to make sure they get 400 iu daily.

In brief: No

Formula has added vitamin d.
The recommended daily amount of vitamin d for infants is 400 iu daily. Infants drinking formula only should be meeting this requirement. If the baby is partially breastfed, a vitamin d supplement should be added to make sure they get 400 iu daily.
Dr. Jessica Davis
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