Aug 29, 2010 4:06PM
i have read that a few people on here give their babies vitamin drops? are they needed with a balanced diet? are they just an extra boost?? i would give them to my daughter. she is 10months
Aug 28, 2010 5:15PM
If you mean vitamin k drops chick, these are for babies that are solely breastfed. I had to give them to my little man untill he was 3 months old or until the bottle was finished. Breastfed babies need these unlike formula fed babies who get theirs through their milk x
Aug 28, 2010 5:50PM
My LO was EBF and we never gave him anything. Not sure when WishfulThinking's DS was born but these days most hospitals give them an injection of vitamin K at birth, then you don't have to give them anything.
Our GP also prescribed vitamin drops for 6 months onwards (Vit A, 3 different kinds of B, D and E), however I have since found out this isn't done everywhere and most babies don't need it. Babies with darker skin don't absorb sunlight as well and therefore don't make quite enough Vit D so babies of certain ethnicities are recommended to take the drops. In boroughs where there is a lot of cultural diversity GPs tend to prescribe those drops to all babies but not everyone actually needs them (obviously won't do a baby any harm though).
Aug 29, 2010 2:58PM
My baby is 22 weeks nearly Charlotteb, he was also given the vit k injection at birth. We've not been told about vitamins from 6 months, must be different parts of the country do different things x
Aug 29, 2010 3:05PM
I was advised by hv to give lo vit D because of the rise in the number of cases of Rickets.
Aug 29, 2010 4:06PM
yeh i ebf for 8months and never gave dd vitamins?
i just bought some multivitamin drops for her- why not!
Jun 19, 2019 3:17AM
New to the game at 35.
Hello all. My husband just surprised me last week by saying if I wanted to have a baby he is willing to do so. He has 2 kids, 14 and 8, from previous relationships so for the 5 years we've been together it was all "don't want another ". We got married April 1st of this year. I have PCOS so I had accepted life without a baby of my own and have been on BC for most of my adult life. But now he has changed his mind and I am ecstatic and terrified! I threw away my last 4 active pills, which obviously messed up my cycle lol. So here we go to see what we can do. I cant decide if it would be scarier to conceive right away or for it to take a long time (if at all). I am on Metformin for diabetes (very well controlled, a1c of 5.4 last time checked) and I've been taking inositol supps for a while now just to see if they could help with other symptoms. Also started taking prenatal vitamins as preparation. Sorry for my long winded intro, I'm just excited. Thanks for reading if you got this far!
May 29, 2019 9:20AM
Due in February 2020
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