Just needed some advice, as I am getting conflicting information from different sources.
1. I am breastfeeding, but read on the food standards website, www.eatwell.gov.uk the following:
"Once your baby is over six months, you should start giving them vitamin drops containing vitamins A, C and D. However, if you are giving your baby infant formula, you don't need to start giving them vitamins until they are having less than 500ml of formula a day. This is because infant formula already contains added vitamins and minerals."
I would like to continue breastfeeding once my baby is over 6 months. Does that mean I need to give him vitamin drops? I have seen vitamin drops for babies that contain 'peanut oil' and I am afraid to give these to him in case of an allergic reaction. My health visitor said if I am breast feeding then any vitamins I take myself, will be passed onto him. Is this true??
I thought breastfeeding was best, and that no other vitamins were needed? When this website says that I don't need to give vitamins if baby has infant formula, it makes it sound like its better to go for formula than breast feed after 6 months!
2. A less complicated question-Does all weaning equipment, eg bowls, spoons etc, need to be sterilized? Or will a run in the dishwasher, or washing by hand do?
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!