Mothering Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,120 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
In your experience, do breastfed babies need any kind of vitamin supplements? I take Rainbow Light prenatal vitamins, so DS gets that through my milk obviously, but I was wondering if I need to give him anything else? The only thing I've read so far is that breastmilk is low in Vitamin D, so would <i>I</i> take the Vitamin D supplements (if that's even needed, sunlight would probably be enough), or would I give it directly to him? I am a little confused right now. I am just beginning to really research breastfeeding past the basics in my studies, but haven't really gotten to this part yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,198 Posts
I never gave Alivia anything, and she's pretty healthy. I started taking vitamins at about 10 months or so because she wasn't eating much at daycare and was nursing ALLLLL night long, I was getting tired and losing weight, so I figured she was sapping my vitamin stores. By taking vitamins, I started feeling A LOT better. I still take them even though we weaned 6 weeks ago.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,290 Posts
I take a vitamin but my DD does not take one. Kellymom has a good page on vitamins:<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vitamins/vitamins.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vi.../vitamins.html</a>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42,824 Posts
Nope. We've never given dd anything else regularly. The only thing I give her is a little vitamin c when she's sick or I think she may be getting sick.<br><br>
-Angela
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,014 Posts
I believe however that children of color may need vitamin d more than other children. Does anyone have any concrete info on this?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,014 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Nikki98</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7895010"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I believe however that children of color may need vitamin d more than other children. Does anyone have any concrete info on this?</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
I just read the kelly mom link and it stated the same thing about children of color needing more vitamin d. Thats a helpful link.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,776 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">In your experience, do breastfed babies need any kind of vitamin supplements?</td>
</tr></table></div>
It depends who you ask. Most peds will tell you they "need" vitamins, but most of us on MDC will tell you our kids never had them and are just fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
The only time I give DS vitamins is if he has a cold, then I give him an Airborne tab (like Emergen C) in water.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,843 Posts
I have never given my bf babes any kind of supplemental vitamins. My ped always gives tries to foist off samples of vitamin drops on me, which I continue to politely decline. My babes are all healthy as oxes! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top