Jul 12, 2010 4:41PM
How many of you with babies 6m+ give them vitamins? And which ones?
Jul 12, 2010 5:29AM
My lo is 8 and a half months and I was told from 6 months to give him vitamin drops everyday as he is breastfed still and apparently it is necessary for him to have them. I bought Healthy Start drops from my local baby clinic (think they cost ??1.70) and he has 5 drops everyday (providing I remember!!!!) You can get alternatives in chemists but they are pretty expensive so may be worth enquiring at baby clinic?
Jul 12, 2010 7:09AM
My lo is nearly 6 months and my hv said to give vitamins, particularly vitamin D. I just go some in the chemist, they are liquid and I give them to her with a syringe.
Jul 12, 2010 4:41PM
I've got the same as honeyboo, I was told that LO should be given them from 6 months if he's BF and from 1 year if they are FF.
When my LO has a balanced healthy diet, I'll probably stop giving them to him xx
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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