infant supplements - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 01-20-2013, 04:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
newbie_mary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: C-ville, VA
Posts: 663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

With my first son, 7 years ago, I didn't do any supplements.

 

This time, in light of all of the recent research about Vitamin D, I'm thinking of supplementing that at least.  I went to Whole foods and saw a fish oil (DHA) supplement including vitamin D for babies, and wondered about this for a EBF baby...I know breastmilk contains DHA I think.

 

Any thoughts?

newbie_mary is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 01-20-2013, 05:33 PM
 
phathui5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Oregon
Posts: 17,474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I don't think you're going to overdo it by giving it to him. I give my breastfed seven month old a fish oil with vitamin D. My plan is to give it daily, but honestly, it works out to more like 2-3 days a week.


Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
13yo ds   10yo dd  8yo ds and 6yo ds and 1yo ds  
phathui5 is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 01-28-2013, 08:47 PM
 
tracyamber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,616
Mentioned: 140 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)

it's good to be concerned. i gave my son the carlson drips. one drop on the nipple then suckle. vitamin d is important especially if you do not get outside often and during winter months. 

tracyamber is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off