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Old 07-30-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Do any of you ebf moms give your baby vitamin drops?

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Old 07-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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Re: Vitamins?

Not when he was EBF. We started doing Vit. D drops by Carlson Labs during winter once he was eating more solids and nursing a little less (around 15-16 mos. old). It wasn't an everyday thing though.

We stick to Vit D during winter because we aren't able to get out as often and into the sun. It's a great protector against the flu, too.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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Re: Vitamins?

Our pediatrician told me to give Polyvisol drops until they weaned. DS1 loved the drops. DS2 doesn't like them and I have never given them to him other than just a few times.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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Re: Vitamins?

Just Vit. D when I remember lol
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:17 PM   #6
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Re: Vitamins?

Do I have to rinse my diapers in the toilet if I do? Right now I'm just throwing them in the pail.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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We do the fluoride drops that have vits a, d, and c in them. Ped prescribed. Ds is 8 months and likes them a lot.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:55 AM   #8
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On the fence on this issue myself. Our ped gave us Enfamil vitamin D drops on our last visit...

... along with ANOTHER can of formula and 2 ready-made containers of formula. *sigh*

I'm thinking of getting the Carlson ones that are only one drop? Not sure, though.
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I just ordered vitamin d drops from vita cost (their brand) and the instructions say to just put a drop (if I recall correctly) on your nipple. I have yet to receive them and DS isn't due for 2 weeks, but it sounded pretty simple to me.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:43 PM   #10
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Re: Vitamins?

Nope. They are generally not necessary and are just one of the many "one-size-fits-all" recommendations that Pediatricians prescribe... There are good reasons to avoid giving unnecessary "supplements".
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