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millie is almost 8 months old, and what i'm taking and she is getting via my breastmilk isn't cutting it. she was 5 wks premature and has osteopenia, so she needs extra vitamins/minerals. she was supplemented to 27 cal (bmilk + neosure in a bottle) until ~6 wks of age when i got her all to breast. i take prenatal and extra calcium/magnesium/zinc and d3, but it's not enough. her vitamin/mineral levels are all low.<br><br>
i have tried to give her the vitamins the dr gave us but 1) they taste terrible and 2) they have SUGAR and DYE in them.<br><br>
i need rec's on a good, wholesome multi-vit that DOES NOT contain other ingredients (such as herbals) and is sugar and dye free.<br><br>
eta: it wouldn't hurt if it was taste-free or at least had a pleasant taste, too!<br><br>
tia,<br>
jen
 

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I would find a good compounding pharmacy and ask them to mix them for you. I used to get my son's Vit D compounded - just VitD and olive oil. I'm sure they could add other Vitamins in there too.<br>
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This is the vitamin D I recently found for my son: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FDdrops-Vitamin-Drops-Babies-Carlson%2Fdp%2FB001ECXIGQ%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dgrocery%26qid%3D1273696645%26sr%3D8-2" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Ddrops-Vitamin...3696645&sr=8-2</a><br><br>
It looks expensive until you realize that the little bottle has 365 days worth of doses...that made me happy after I got it in the mail. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thank you for the replies! we have vit d in olive oil that was compounded by the hospital pharm while she was in the nicu. i don't think i'll ever need anymore lol!<br><br>
i'm going to call and see if i can get something compounded or if i can crush one of the chewables that dd3 takes and sprinkle it in dd4's food. unless someone else has any other ideas?
 

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I've been giving this to my son (and myself, too). It does not taste good, but he always takes it off a spoon and goes back for the clean-up lick. If your daughter doesn't like it, you might be able to hide it in food if you do any kind of purees.<br><br><a href="http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/Multivitamins-CWS-Liquid-by-Pharmax_p_5.html" target="_blank">http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/Mul...armax_p_5.html</a>
 
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