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Is it important to give my baby a multivitamin?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: No
Actually the only question is whether there is enough vitamin d in everyone's breast milk.
To be safe, it is recommended that breast fed babies be given a vitamin d supplement which can be given alone or as part of a multivitamin. The other vitamins in the multivitamins are not currently seen to be necessary.

In brief: No
Actually the only question is whether there is enough vitamin d in everyone's breast milk.
To be safe, it is recommended that breast fed babies be given a vitamin d supplement which can be given alone or as part of a multivitamin. The other vitamins in the multivitamins are not currently seen to be necessary.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
The general recommendation is that babies who are mostly breastfed, or completely breastfed, should be given extra vitamin d.
It is believed that breastmilk alone may not provide enough vitamin d. Trivisol or polyvisol drops can be used (they also contain some other vitamins, but breastmilk probably has enough of other vitamins). Baby formula and toddler formula have the vitamins already added in.

In brief: Yes
The general recommendation is that babies who are mostly breastfed, or completely breastfed, should be given extra vitamin d.
It is believed that breastmilk alone may not provide enough vitamin d. Trivisol or polyvisol drops can be used (they also contain some other vitamins, but breastmilk probably has enough of other vitamins). Baby formula and toddler formula have the vitamins already added in.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Yes
Breast milk is low in vitamin d and fluoride, so they need to be supplemented in any baby who gets less than a liter a day of formula.
This is one of the few "defects" of breast milk, and is more than outweighed by its many advantages.

In brief: Yes
Breast milk is low in vitamin d and fluoride, so they need to be supplemented in any baby who gets less than a liter a day of formula.
This is one of the few "defects" of breast milk, and is more than outweighed by its many advantages.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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2 comments
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Fluoride does not need to be supplemented - it is a poison. Go to http://www.fluoridealert.org and read the 36 studies that have been linked to lower IQ in children. Be sure to eat sea vegetables, kelp and ocean fish, high in iodine, both your breasts and for your children's brain development.
Dr. Randy Baker
I fully agree that supplementing fluoride should be avoided at all costs. It may help reduce tooth decay when used topically but is very hazardous to take internally and does not reduce tooth decay when taken internally.
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