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What are the best supplements for my baby at 6 months of age?

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Dr. Sarah Cueva
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In brief: Vitamin D

6 month old babies need 400 units a day of vitamin d.
If they are taking about 30 oz a day of formula, then they will get it from that; otherwise supplement. At 6 months your baby is probably starting solid foods, and another nutrient to consider is iron. Usually an iron supplement is not needed however; feed iron-fortified infant cereals and pureed meats to ensure adequate iron intake.

In brief: Vitamin D

6 month old babies need 400 units a day of vitamin d.
If they are taking about 30 oz a day of formula, then they will get it from that; otherwise supplement. At 6 months your baby is probably starting solid foods, and another nutrient to consider is iron. Usually an iron supplement is not needed however; feed iron-fortified infant cereals and pureed meats to ensure adequate iron intake.
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