When we took LO to her 2 week check up, her pediatrician said to give her Tri-vi-sol because she doesn't get enough in my breastmilk. I started giving it to her and she HATED it. She would throw her body back and scream like she was in pain and sometimes it would come out her nose. I only gave a tiny bit at a time to get it down, but we still got the same results.
I did some research of my own to see if it was nessisary on this site. I read a lot about the vitamin D deffincency and about taking LO out in the sun. I started taking her out in the sun daily for 10-15 minutes or more a day and stopped the vitamins.
Well, LO had her 2 month check up and her pediatrian got after me about stopping the vitamins. I told her about taking her out in the sun and she quickly added that it wasn't for the vitamin D defficiancy but that breast milk just doesn't provide enough nutritian for babies. She told me to continue the vitamins.
I really am confused! I thought breastmilk has everything you baby needs. I can see if she wasn't gaining weight well or was a premee or had something wrong with her, how that may be nessisary, but she's a normal healthy 2 month old. She actually gained more than they expected and were happy about that. Women have been breastfeeding for thoughsands of years, why do they say now, that it's not enough?
I have choosen not to give her the vitamins until I learn some more on the matter. Does she really need to take vitamins?