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    Default Vitamin supplements

    Our pediatrician told us to start or baby on a multi vitamin after her 1 month check-up. I have started giving these but was told by a friend that breast milk should supply her with all the vitamins she needs. I am also still taking my prenatal vitamins. She really doesn't like them and spits them out like crazy. I have to blow in her face to get her to swallow them. Do I need to continue them?

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    Default Re: Vitamin supplements

    I think most peds say breastfed babies need a Vitamin D supplement (poly or tri vi sol). I offered it to my daughter, who is now 6, and she hated it. I never used it with my son, and won't use it with my new baby either. Just a personal decision.

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    Default Re: Vitamin supplements

    We gave my daughters poly vi sol (OTC vitamin) until they were 6 months and then switched to a prescription multi-vitamin (same thing my 2.5 year old takes) per Dr orders.
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    Default Re: Vitamin supplements

    My doc never says a thing about vitamin supplements until the 6 months checkup. And then she recommends either a daily multivitamin, or just Vitamin D drops. I just use the D drops, and those only during winter when we're indoors more. My kids don't seem to have suffered!
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    Default Re: Vitamin supplements

    They were never recommended to me for any of my boys. I've never given any.
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    Default Re: Vitamin supplements

    I've never given any either. My ped has never said we needed to.
    Melissa

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    Default Re: Vitamin supplements

    My ped suggests just vitamin D, but NOT that nasty Poly-whatever. Ick. Carlson's Baby D drops. No taste. And she only suggests it after many studies showed that most people are kind of D deficient.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
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    Default Re: Vitamin supplements

    Hmmm I should probably start giving my baby some huh? Didn't even really think about it. I wonder if her sleeping issues could be from a vitamin d deficiency?
    Melissa

    Young SAHM of
    Afton (A1) (1/24/09) and
    Autumn (A2) (8/29/11)

    Sealed in the SLC Temple

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    Default Re: Vitamin supplements

    Probably not, but vitamin D is important for so many functions.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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    Default Re: Vitamin supplements

    Think I'll pick some up tomorrow.
    Melissa

    Young SAHM of
    Afton (A1) (1/24/09) and
    Autumn (A2) (8/29/11)

    Sealed in the SLC Temple

    and and now CDing!

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