Vitamin D - confused

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by Lynds77, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Lynds77

    Lynds77 Well-Known Member

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    My doc asked me yesterday if I was giving baby Vitamin D supplements. He said I should speak to pharmacist about it. I did ask pharmacist but she wasn't sure so I am going to ask HV tomorrow when I see her

    I thought they got all the vits they needed from formula milk? I took vitD tabs when I was breast feeding.

    Google isn't helpful. Do any of you give it to your babies?
     
  2. beckyboo1

    beckyboo1 Well-Known Member

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    No you dot need to gve anything as if you're formula feeding or ready feeding up til 6 months they get all they need

    After 6 months I was advised if breast feeding to give baby multivitamins (comes in a liquid) as they may not get all they need until they're fully weaned but formula already has the vitamins required in it
     
  3. clairebear22

    clairebear22 Well-Known Member

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    Jack has been having a spoonful of vitamins since he turned 6 months. Just to give him an extra boost more than anything. At first I mixed it into his breakfast in the morning because the flavour was horrible but I switched brands and he loves the flavour of the new one and has a spoonful before his breakfast every morning. I wouldn't worry about it while your LO is still tiny, they get what they need from formula x
     
  4. TORino

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    The nhs advises you take vitamin d supplements if you are breastfeeding I believe. Plus a multivitamin when the baby is weaned at 6 months. (The stuff we give t bag stinks bleugh)

    I didn't think that you needed to give ff babies anything extra as formula is fortified with vits
     
  5. Jaxx01

    Jaxx01 Well-Known Member

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    I've been advised to start giving Stanley vitamin D supplements in the next few weeks but he's nearly a year old :/ x
     
  6. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    I thought the vit d was for all babies once they start weaning. Especially as they will start dropping milk once you wean. X


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    My lo is still taking over 500 ml of formula a day so he is fine but once they drop.milk intake, you should give them vitamins

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  8. kaytee11

    kaytee11 Well-Known Member

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    There is a enough Vit D in baby formula

    Breastfeeding mums are told to get vit d supplements.

    There was a report recently saying theres a very rise in the percentage of children with vit d deficency due to the fact they are wearing such high sunscreen. Can anyone ever win :)

    So if you have baby out and about a good bit of the day they shoudl be fine as thats where the most Vit D is gotten from xx
     
  9. Belfast girl

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    Thank you for this thread!! While they are on 600mls of formula they don't need anything else. After 6 months of bf, I think they need a topup of iron and vit d.
    I have had vitamin drops in the cupboard for ages - as mine is on cow's milk now - I don't think she needs it as she has a good diet but am giving it to her as a wee boost! But totally forgot about them until now...
     

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