Wow new to the boards and your first post goes to vaccines!
Excellent choice momma! are they appropiate for a 6 month old?
IMHO All a 6m old needs is lots of breastmilk and sunshine and any food that he is ready to explore.should i be taking them as well?
Most folk, especially nurising moms, can use some sort of supplement just because most folk have dietary deficiencies. How's your diet? Each person eats differently and each person's body uses nutrients differently so your supplements might be different than mine. Probiotics are good to add to your diet, yogurt, kefir
, or powder form. And if you take them then baby gets some through your breastmilk. Starting baby on yogurts or adding probiotics to his diet wouldn't hurt.what dosages are recommended for each of us?
My dr suggested that I continue taking prenatal vites for as long as I'm nursing. Check with your dr about your diet, or sit down and take a good look at what you eat regularly and see if you can find any holes. For the babe, he really shouldn't *need* a supplement unless he's sick or proven to be lacking in something. There was a study going around that recommended vite D for bf babies, but to make a blanket statement and say that *all* bf babies need a supplement kinda undermines the power of Bm. kwim? As long as baby gets lots of sunshine during the warm months and some good rays on the face in the winter he should be good to go.what brands are best? how do you ensure that the fish oil is mercury free?
General consensus around here is Baby's JarroDophilus
and Carlson's Cod Liver Oil
no fish taste
, no mercury(I've never bought CLO from this site, it's just the first that came up on a google) and for vite C (sodium ascorbate powder) I got mine fromBronson Laboratories